Nuclear waste solution

ANSTO’s Synroc team is a leader in the global nuclear community for nuclear waste immobilisation and treatment technology.

Ocean acidity devastates corals

Scientists can now directly link declining coral growth with increasing ocean acidity.

Green frontier

Dr Pia Winberg explains how it is possible to improve our gut health by introducing seaweed dietary fibres to the western diet.

Love Hertz

Scientists at JCU have created a cheap and effective audio lure to collect the species of mosquito that carries dengue and yellow fever.

Lizards trained to not eat cane toads

Australian researchers have taught free-ranging goannas to avoid eating toxic cane toads.

Marine ecosystem impacts

Changing biodiversity patterns and its effects on fisheries are one of the less well know marine ecosystem impacts, according to marine ecologist Dr Adriana Vergés.

Extreme researcher

Heatwaves are predicted to increase in intensity and frequency according to climate change expert Dr Sarah Perkins-Kirkpatrick.

Stellar chamaeleon had astronomers fooled for years

University of Sydney graduate student reconstructs images to reveal new identity for stellar chamaeleon.

Tesla’s Elon Musk calls for carbon tax

Elon Musk – inventor, engineer and Tesla Motors CEO – calls for a carbon tax at COP21.

Which businesses are at COP21 and why?

The COP21 climate talks in Paris are not just bringing together political powers, but corporate ones too.

The Great Barrier Reef protects against tsunamis

The world-famous Australian reef is providing an effective barrier against landslide-induced tsunamis, new research shows.

Koala genome reveals its secrets

The University of Sydney and other groups have mapped the koala genome, helping to better conserve the charismatic species.

A planet in the making

The process by which planets form and grow has been directly observed for the first time.

Oceans of wealth

Curtin University is supporting crucial research in managing precious water resources.

JCU scientists are mangrove CHAMPs

Scientists at James Cook University are creating a map of coastal areas that they plan to become a “Street View for coastlines”.

Discovery dates birth of Himalayas

A microplate discovery helps scientists identify when the initial collision between India and Eurasia occurred.

Data dungeons and dragons

Photographic data from aerial surveys is helping to protect the underwater forest home of Tasmania’s dragons.

Data sharing out of the blue

The marine economy is boosted by data from an army of robotic floats.

Smart home design gets AccuRate

AccuRate is a smart software tool that can calculate a home’s annual energy requirements down to an hourly rate.

Telescope project funding boost

The MWA radio telescope project has been awarded a grant to upgrade its performance by a factor of ten.

Beneath the surface

CSIRO scientists have revealed how much water lies beneath the parched Pilbara landscape.

Fire and ice

Researchers are using ice to chart the history of fires in the Southern Hemisphere.

More information means better predictions

In the era of ‘big data’ researchers are working with vast amounts of information about our planet.

Prime Minister’s Prizes for Science

Professor Graham Farquhar’s groundbreaking research in plant biophysics is leading to huge developments in understanding climate change.