Geo Bytes

Geo Bytes

Quick fixes on interesting topics

Remains of the day

Love amongst the rubbleRead more


The value of looking backwardsRead more

Shark wrangler

Riley Elliott at the sharp end of marine science... Read more

Stranded strangers

Whales in mass strandings are often not closely related... Read more

Putting your money where your mouth is

Your native language may dictate whether you retire in luxury or do so poor, obese and smoking... Read more

Some like it hot

As climate change alters the balance of life on Earth, some species will benefit... Read more

Crime & punishment

A nail-thin nick on the ridge of a silver police whistle marks the downfall of a dastardly…Read more

Squeezed, not shaken

A claustrophobic goes caving... Read more

Wind in the Willows

Stressed trees yield more fuel... Read more

Butts for Birds

Birds are crafty nest-builders, making their homes from moss, mud, feathers, sticks, and cigarette butts... Read more

If I had a nickel

A brainless urchin is the model for an ingenious carbon capture and storage system... Read more


Gulls take advantage of big-city living... Read more

Judging a book by its cover

Every two months, the editorial team at New Zealand Geographic begins deliberating on the choice of cover, attempting to…Read more

Art icon

Iconographer Dick Frizzell has made an icon of himself... Read more

Daily fix, broken

Coffee, the world's favourite beverage and second-most traded commodity after oil, could become extinct in the wild... Read more

Flexible flax

Researchers have discovered yet another use for flax... Read more

Bite sized

Leopard seals of the Antarctic rip their prey to shreds with sharp, strong incisors, but can become…Read more

Picture Perfect

Creating the perfect smile is no mean feat... Read more


The Amazon rainforest creates its own rainfall by releasing tiny potassium-salt particles, shedding light on the role…Read more

Talk like a turk

Researchers redefine the origin of languages using virus-tracking technology... Read more