Monitoring coastline erosion risk
Project makes an impact with drone technology.
There’s no better picture of the Australian summer than people flocking to the beach to cool off. Aside from getting ...
Talk back to babies to help them learn
It’s the quality of chat that counts, not the quantity.
It’s a no-brainer that babies learn language from their caregivers, but how we respond to them rather than simply how...
The life and times of a forensic linguist
What they do, and what it takes to do it.
By Georgina Heydon, RMIT University If you’re an avid viewer of crime shows, you’ve probably come across cases in ...
Eureka! A new crop of science winners
R&D, leadership, engagement and school science honoured.
By Noor Gillani, The Conversation From potential new diabetes therapies, to an environmentally friendly sewage tre...
Changing behaviours of birds
Observe how they are coping in altered environments.
The sight of a sulphur-crested cockatoo raiding a household wheelie bin might do little more than irritate the averag...
Music without a sound
Just knowing a genre can evoke emotions.
There’s more to our appreciation of music than its sound, according to an Australian study published in the journal P...
On the phone, want it now
Study links screen time to impulsive decision making.
We have a bit more evidence to suggest smartphone use and impulsive decision-making go hand in hand. In a recent s...
Keeping an eye on coral health
CoralWatch aims to protect our precious reefs.
Coral bleaching is a devastating global issue. If temperatures continue to rise, the rate of bleaching events will in...
A tale of two Hoyles and two phrases
Cards, controversy, science and rules of the game.
Edmond and Fred Hoyle would appear to have little in common apart from a shared surname. There are some interesting l...
Newton’s masterwork is still going strong
Science detectives find new old copies of the Principia.
How many first-edition copies of Isaac Newton's ground-breaking book Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematica are...
Cosmos Q&A: Future biosecurity challenges
Pandemic throws spotlight on Australia’s direction.
A new CSIRO report, Australia’s Biosecurity Future, looks at what the nation’s biosecurity aims should be over the ne...
The Great Cicada Blitz
In search of the sound of the Australian summer.
There’s no louder announcement of the start of summer than cicadas’ song. The insect, which spends most of its life u...