What killed the megafauna?
Research suggests extreme climates, not humans, wiped them out.
Human activities and population growth have wrought much destruction to life on Earth. But when it comes to megafauna...
Red Planet bacterial biotechnology
Cyanobacteria thrives under Mars-like conditions.
Scientists have just demonstrated that cyanobacteria can be grown in Mars-like conditions, paving the way for sustain...
Dinosaurs take a hike
Drops in carbon dioxide levels may have allowed herbivorous dinosaurs to get to Greenland.
A new paper pinpoints the date that a large group of dinosaurs made it to Greenland, suggesting that climatic changes...
Mutations, variants and strains
What’s the difference? A guide to COVID terminology.
By Lara Herrero, Griffith University and Eugene Madzokere, Griffith University Living through a global pandemic ov...
Why are reports of sexual assault delayed?
Machine learning reveals trends in under-reporting of sexual assault.
Reporting sexual assault is a very sensitive and nuanced matter, and identifying at-risk groups may illuminate areas ...
Life below zero
The Antarctic delivers surprising insights into life and survival.
Life continues to amaze. Hundreds of metres below Antarctic ice, in complete darkness and temperatures below zero,...
Himalayan disaster explained
Researchers believe fatal flash flood caused by landslide, not glacial lake outburst.
A devastating flood last week on the upper reaches of the Rishi Ganga River, in India’s northern state of Uttarakhand...
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Investigators declare Wuhan lab COVID-origin theory “extremely unlikely”.
World Health Organization (WHO) officials announced their much-anticipated findings on the origins of COVID-19 at a p...
COVID Booster: Inhalable droplets and talking to kids
Five things science learned about COVID last week.
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Explainer: Titan’s chemistry
Atomic-force microscopy allows new understanding of Saturn’s moon.
New research from the Astrophysical Journal has identified some of the intricate molecules and reactions happening on...
Explainer: How to make a vaccine
Inside the Australian manufacturing process of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine.
There are 80,000 doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine currently being shipped from Europe to Australia to begin a mas...