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Australia is home to some of the world's most unique flora and fauna. Here is the latest coverage of Australia and its unique creatures and plants on Science, Space & Robots:

  • Australian Teen Left Bleeding After Rare Attack by Sea Fleas
    An Australian teenager was left with bloody feet after being attacked by sea fleas at an Austrlian beach. He had been wading in the cold water. (August 7, 2017)

  • Giant Kangaroo-sized Flying Turkeys Once Roamed Australia
    Scientists have discovered that a giant flying turkey species once lived in Australia. It weighs about four times as much as a modern brush turkey. (June 14, 2017)

  • 'Faceless Fish' Found During Deep Sea Expedition off Australia
    Scientists caught a faceless fish during a scientific expedition off Australia. The deep sea fish is thought to be the same species as a fish caught in the 1870s. (May 31, 2017)

  • New Species of Extinct Australian Marsupial Lion Named after Sir David Attenborough
    A newly identified species of extinct Australian marsupial lion named after Sir David Attenborough. (August 23, 2016)

    Whollydooleya: Ancient Australian Marsupial Weighed Twice as Much as Tasmanian Devil
    An ancient Australian flesh-eating marsupial named Whollydooleya weighed about twice as much as the Tasmanian devil. (July 25, 2016)

    Ancient Australian Marsupial Ate Snails Whole
    An ancient Australian marsupial ate snails shell and all. It lived about 15 million years ago. (May 30, 2016)

    Human Hunting Linked to Extinction of Giant Australian Bird
    Scientists have linked the extinction of a giant Australian bird that went extinct about 50,000 years ago to hunting by ancient humans. (February 1, 2016)

    New Plant Bug Genus Discovered in Australia
    A new genus of plant bug and four new species have been discovered in Australia. (December 7, 2015)

    Newly Discovered Australian Dinosaur Named Lightning Claw
    Researchers have discovered a new Australian dinosaur named Lightning Claw. It was discovered in Lightning Ridge. (September 15, 2015)

    Newly Discovered Australian Plant Smells Like Rotting Fish
    Newly discovered plant in Australia has orange flowers that smell like rotting fish. (January 30, 2015)

    Driver Narrowly Avoids Falling Trees During Australian Storm
    A driver narrowly avoided getting clobbered by falling trees during a storm near Healesville, Australia. (January 23, 2015)

    New Tiny Crayfish Species Discovered in Swamps of Coastal Eastern Australia
    A tiny new crayfish species was discovered in the swamps of coastal eastern Australia. (April 8, 2014)

    New Marsupial Discovered in Queensland, Australia
    A new marsupial has been discovered in Queensland's Springbrook National Park. It has been named the Black-tailed Antechinus. (February 21, 2014)

    100,000 Dead Bats Fall From the Sky in Queensland, Australia During Heat Wave
    An estimated 100,000 dead bats have fallen from the sky during a heat wave in Queensland, Australia. (January 8, 2014)

    Millipedes Blamed for Train Collision in Australia
    Millipedes are being blamed for the collision of two trains in Australia. (September 3, 2013)

    100-Foot High Firenado Caught on Film in Australian Outback
    Accuweather reports that a 100-foot (30-meter) high firenado was caught on film in the Australian outback. (September 18, 2012)

    Scuba Diver Killed by Shark Off Stratham Beach, Western Australia
    A 33-year-old scuba diver was killed yesterday by a shark while scuba diving off the southwest coast of Western Australia. (March 31, 2012)

    Humans Hunted Australian Megafauna to Death Say Researchers
    Researchers say it was the arrival of humans in Australia that led to the extinction of Australia's megafauna, such as the 330-pound Sthenurus, an extinct giant browsing kangaroo. (March 22, 2012)

    Giant Python's Diet Calls for Fewer Goats
    A giant python, named Atomic Betty, has been put on a diet. (January 4, 2012)

    2011 Ig Nobel Prize Winners Announced
    The winners of the 2011 Ig Nobel Prizes have been announced. (September 30, 2011)

    Stolen Koala Named Banjo Returned to Australian Zoo
    An elderly koala named Banjo has been returned to the Australian Reptile Zoo in Sydney one day after being stolen. (May 12, 2011)

    Deadly Snakes Invade Urban Areas of Australia
    It sounds like the plot for a cheesy horror movie. (January 20, 2007)

    Aussie Mega Beasts: Giant Marsupials Once Roamed Australia
    Australian's marsupials are loved the world over for the uniqueness and cuteness. (June 4, 2005)