Fiona Robinson

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Pain threshold 'decided by genes'

Four genes may help decide a person's pain threshold, research has shown.<p>Scientists studied the genes COMT, DRD2, DRD1, and OPRK1, in 2,721 people …

Australian spiders: the 10 most dangerous

SPIDERS TEND TO INCITE more fear than favour and even provoke phobias for some. And many a visitor to our shores has been more than a little worried …

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Australia's most dangerous animals

We've got the experts' advice on how to avoid Australia's top predators and what to do if you fall victim.<p><b>IT'S ALL VERY WELL</b> to spend millions of …

Dingo declared a separate species

WHEN THE FIRST Australian governor, Arthur Phillip, landed on Australian shores in 1788 he documented the first written physical description of the …

National Geographic Traveler photo contest 2014 - in pictures

The 2014 National Geographic Traveler photo contest has opened, inviting photographers from around the world to submit their shots. Here are some of the first entries

Everest Avalanche Highlights the Risks Sherpa Guides Take for Their Livelihood

The rescuers moved quickly, just minutes after the first block of ice tore loose from Mount Everest and started an avalanche that roared down the …

What the F*ck Is Coober Pedy?

Find out how the sandy mole-people of Australia get deep down.<p>Photo by: Whale05<p>Australia's anti-oasis between Adelaide and Alice Springs, this lovable little wackjob town is the opal capital of the world. It's so asscrazy hot out there that the town's population of about 3,500 decided to screw AC …

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An Awesome Place in Morocco

Strange cultural treatments?<p>Below, I describe my first two hamams… Have you ever had some strange cultural experience like this? Let us know! 🙂<p>Daily …

Gold stored in gum leaves: a 'Eureka moment'

<b>EUCALYPTUS TREES ARE ABLE</b> to absorb gold from beneath the ground and store it in their leaves, scientists have discovered.Microscopic particles were …

Giant platypus had taste for meat

<b>A GIANT SPECIES OF</b> extinct platypus that had powerful teeth has been found at Queensland’s Riversleigh World Heritage Area fossil site.Researchers …

Oldest signs of life probed in the Pilbara

<b>SIGNS OF EARLY LIFE</b> discovered in the Pilbara could hold clues to discovering life on other planets, new research suggests.Rocks studied in the …

Camel numbers halved in national cull

<b>A FERAL CAMEL CULL</b> may have halved the population of the wild animals across Australia over the past four years, according to a report.In results …

Iron ore mining threatens rare wildflowers in WA

<b>CONSERVATION GROUPS IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA</b> are campaigning to protect one of the last pristine examples of banded iron formations in Australia.Rich in …

Rips bigger killers than bushfires and sharks

<b>THEY MAY NOT OFTEN</b> make the headlines, but a recent study has shown that rip currents kill more people on average in Australia than bushfires, …