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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 Spider Named After Marvel's Venom
A new species of spider discovered in Tasmania has been named after Marvel's Venom character played by Tom Hardy. (March 14, 2024)

Researchers Exploring Ningaloo Canyons Discover 150-Foot Long Siphonophore
Researchers exploring the Ningaloo canyons off Western Australia discovered a 150-foot long siphonophore plus many other unique marine creatuers. (April 10, 2020)

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)

New Funnel-Web Spider Species Discovered in Australia
Scientists have discovered a new species of large funnel-web spider in Australia at Booderee National Park. (September 9, 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)

Mahi Mahi Beaches Itself on Australia Beach
A Mahi Mahi can be seen beaching itself on a beach in southwest Australia. (April 2, 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)

Giant Toothed Platypus Once Roamed Australia
Scientists have discovered the fossil tooth of a giant toothed platypus species that lived 5 to 15 million years ago. (November 4, 2013)

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)

Video: Shark Feeds on Giant Squid Off Coast of Australia
This video shows a shark feeding on a large 15-foot long giant squid off the coast of southeastern Australia. (June 6, 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)

Australian Orange-bellied Parrot Species Nears Extinction
The population of Australia's Orange-bellied Parrot is dwindling. (February 15, 2012)