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Survey: How do you interact with your cat?

Cat hug Image by Markus Lehmann via Pixabay

Animal behaviour researchers want to hear from people who own a cat to learn more about our feline friends and how we interact with them.

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Snakes need to stretch, scientists say

University of Adelaide animal behaviour student Harry Kent with Lizzie the pet spotted python (Antaresia maculosa). Image by Kenty's Wildlife.

Minimum enclosure sizes for snakes in captivity should enable them to stretch out fully, say animal welfare experts.

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Slowing the sugar rush to yield better grapes

Researcher Pietro Previtali collecting sample Cabernet Sauvignon grapes for the study.

Scientists have found a solution to manage the accelerated rate at which grapes ripen in warmer climates, which can result in poor colour and aroma development.
 

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Competition: Young Scientist of the Year

How do we feed the world’s growing population? How do we save our wildlife from extinction? Got an idea that will build a brighter, greener world?

Australian high school students are invited to submit a short video about one of Australia’s big science challenges.

Video competition