Magnetic reversal caused massive climate shifts
Scientists link most recent magnetic instability to global environmental change.
About 42,000 years ago, a reversal of the Earth’s magnetic poles triggered massive climate shifts and caused environm...
Scientists communicate with people while they’re asleep.
Scientists say they’ve achieved an “outlandish” phenomenon, showing that it’s possible to have two-way dialogue with ...
Passing oil pollution from dolphin to calf
Oil spills affect dolphin health for a decade and counting.
The 2010 Deepwater Horizon spill and subsequent oil pollution have had long-term health effects for dolphins, accordi...
Throwback: When Perseverance launched
Three missions, three countries, one destination.
With the Mars rover Perseverance ready to touch down on the surface of Mars in less than 24 hours, here is a throwbac...
How to sniff cancer
There could be an app for that.
It’s here: artificial dog intelligence. Exploiting canines’ extraordinary sense of smell, scientists have started tra...
Twisty molecular elevator
The shape of the glutamate transporter is revealed.
How do brain cells talk to each other? With machines, of course. A team, led by Ichia Chen of the University of Sy...
Koala teeth map history
Adelaide’s past as told by koala teeth.
If you want to know how Adelaide, South Australia, was settled by Europeans, you may need to look at rat and koala te...
Ancient mammoth DNA
The oldest DNA found in the world has been sequenced from a mammoth specimen.
Ancient DNA is famously tough to extract and identify. Until today, the oldest sequenced DNA came from a horse that h...
Feeling sad? Play Animal Crossing to cheer up!
Get your islands ready and prepare your plant army because, contrary to popular belief, video games really could brin...
Less guesswork for IVF
Online tools assist with IVF clinic choice and predict chance of treatment success.
A new website allows prospective parents to see the success rates of all 85 accredited IVF clinics across Australia, ...
Blind shrimps, translucent snails
11 mysterious new species found in potential fracking sites.
By Jenny Davis, Charles Darwin University; Daryl Nielsen, CSIRO; Gavin Rees, CSIRO, and Stefanie Oberprieler, Charles...
Soil changes mean more toxins in food.
Not everything in soil is good, and some trace elements – like cadmium – can be picked up by plants and transferred t...