science April 9, 2022
Scientists are studying underwater topography, tides and cool currents to find places where threatened marine species might find refuge from climate change.
science April 2, 2022
A world-first research project aims to build software tools that respond to myriad human traits and demographic factors, rather than just those that dominate.
science March 19, 2022
As well as providing vital insights into the risks from future earthquakes, Australia’s most sophisticated seismic network, run by Melbourne University, may also have a role to play in climate change mitigation.
science February 26, 2022
The uptake of rooftop solar shows no signs of slowdown – but two states have now legislated to ‘curtail’ this power in order to stabilise the grid, a short-term solution that risks damaging investor and consumer confidence.
science July 31, 2021
The remarkable success of mRNA Covid-19 vaccines was far from guaranteed until scientists managed to optimise a 30-year-old technology and turn lipid nanoparticles into high-performing delivery units.
science July 3, 2021
For months, experts have been calling for mRNA vaccines to be manufactured onshore. It’s not too late to kickstart the process, if the will is there.
science October 20, 2018
While political debate rages over the funding of Great Barrier Reef projects, CSIRO and Australian Institute of Marine Science researchers are determining the best approaches for the reef’s restoration and survival
science April 14, 2018
While neuroscience studies are finding differences in the brains of people who are excited by risky behaviour, thrillseekers say anyone can turn fear into a challenge.
science October 21, 2017
Studies of how cultures without writing maintained their scientific knowledge in ritual, dance and song have led to a better appreciation of their complex understanding of the world