The COVID-19 impact in hard numbers
Analysis quantifies economic pain and environmental gain.
A new study has attempted to quantify the socio-economic and environmental impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. It sug...
A plan for a unified species classification
Scientists propose 10 principles to streamline taxonomy.
As the Earth faces a growing environmental crisis, scientists are calling for agreement on a single, streamlined list...
Yet more evidence these are good for you
Studies link fruit, vegetables and grains to lower diabetes risk.
You just can’t ignore the fact that fruit, vegetables and grains are good for you. The latest reminder comes from ...
Ultra-fine X-rays tested on cancer cells
Australian team explores the use of MRT.
Australian scientists have trialled in rats a new radiation therapy technique that uses ultra-fine X-rays to target b...
Australia’s response to the new coronavirus challenge
Australia’s response to the new coronavirus challenge.
Some say it’s Australia’s second wave, others that it’s still the first that immediate action allowed us to suppress....
Robot loose in the chem lab
Modern researcher makes its own decisions and discoveries.
This will either inspire or terrify you, depending on your view of such things. British researchers have built an ...
Some animals learn to make new sounds
It could have evolved from faking it.
If you happen to be walking through Australian bush, you might hear a loud, deep rumbling sound that conjures images ...
Is COVID-19 spread through the air?
Scientists say there's mounting evidence it can be.
By Hassan Vally, La Trobe University As the world continues to grapple with the coronavirus pandemic, one question...
The evolution of flowering plants
‘Time tree’ shows delayed diversification of families.
Around 140 million years ago, flowering plants first burst into life on Earth, heralding the birth of what have becom...
Heatwave trends accelerate worldwide
Study shows clear regional differences, however.
Nearly every part of the world has seen a significant increase in the frequency and duration of heatwaves over the pa...
New views on the origins of carbon
White dwarfs found to have more mass than expected.
Every carbon atom in the Universe was created by stars, through the fusion of three helium nuclei, but which types of...
Looking for lithium? Look to the stars
They start producing it in their old age.
By Simon Campbell, Monash University and Yerra Bharat Kumar, Chinese Academy of Sciences Lithium is used in everyt...