Reef-wrecking numbers: What will a 3°C rise in global temperature do ?
Australia’s Great Barrier Reef is in strife if global temperatures rise by 1.5°C. If they rise by...
Both the continent Australia and its inhabitants are well accustomed to extreme weather and climate events. In th...
The climate crisis Australia our children could inherit
Top climate scientists urge action to avoid the dire consequences of a 3°C warmer world.
The variable origin story of the expression “may you live in interesting times” is something of a metaphor for the cl...
How to use climate models
The complicated work involved in predicting the losses from climate change.
The Australian Academy of Science’s new report, The risks to Australia of a 3°C warmer world, has grim predictions fo...
Microplastics in soils
Microplastics are a hidden source of soil carbon, and not in a good way.
Microplastics appear to be interfering with the very fabric of Earth: its soils and the millions of microbes living i...
Machine learning reads Arnhem Land rock art
Computers compare minute style details.
What can machine learning tell us about the rock art in Arnhem Land? South Australian researchers, led by Daryl We...
2I/Borisov: Interstellar interloper
New comet is only the second ever interstellar visitor detected entering our solar system.
It’s only the second interstellar visitor a telescope on our planet has ever recorded (pipped to the post by Oumuamua...
Prosthetic fin for injured turtles
Innovative new prosthetic fin approved for trial on real, threatened turtles.
A New Zealand researcher’s innovative new design for a prosthetic turtle fin could help rehabilitate injured sea turt...
How animals grow teeth, claws, and other pointy parts
Scientists reveal a new, simple law of nature.
Have you ever wondered how pointed shapes are made in nature, like animal teeth and horns? Australian scientists have...
Explainer: Myth-busting the Boring Billion
A thousand million years can’t all be dull, can they?
Geologists are fond of giving dramatic names to past events, such as “The Great Dying” or “Snowball Earth” or “The Ca...
Pesticides put two-thirds of agricultural land at risk
Australia at high risk of pesticide pollution.
Pollutants from agrochemicals and pesticides can disrupt the ecosystem and risk harming human health, despite greatly...
Astronomers find ‘Goldilocks’ black hole
Early black holes may seed their more massive cousins.
Last year, scientists used gravitational waves to detect an elusive intermediate-mass black hole for the first time. ...
Does teen cannabis use affect adult life?
Yes for socioeconomic status, maybe not for mental health.
It is often said that one of the detriments to using cannabis as a teen is long-lasting mental health problems, such ...