Core Sciences

  • New, recyclable bone cell

    Newly discovered bone cell named after Power Ranger

    A new bone cell discovery suggests that even cells make an effort to recycle. A team of researchers, led by Michel...

    Biology February 26, 2021
  • Event

    Cosmos Briefing: The Hydrogen Solution

    Experts discuss hydrogen as a renewable energy.

    Join our Cosmos Briefing The Hydrogen Solution, Thursday 11 March. To combat the climate crisis, the world needs t...

    Energy February 25, 2021
  • Home gardens vital for pollinators

    They provide a rich and diverse nectar source, study finds.

    Urban areas are a surprisingly rich food reservoir for pollinating insects such as bees and wasps, according to a UK ...

    Biology February 23, 2021
  • Mars news all good

    Data indicate all systems fine and helicopter Ingenuity working as expected.

    Less than a day after NASA’s Perseverance rover successfully landed, the agency’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), in...

    Space Exploration February 22, 2021
  • History

    Percy Julian makes history

    World-renowned African-American chemist battled racism to succeed.

    February is Black History Month in the United States, set aside as a time to recognise achievements by African Americ...

    Chemistry February 21, 2021
  • 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...

    Biology February 18, 2021
  • 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, ...

    Medicine February 17, 2021
  • 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...

    Biology February 16, 2021
  • 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,...

    Biology February 15, 2021
  • You might have missed...

    Stray science stories from last week to cheer up your Monday.

    Body battery Engineers from the University of Colorado, Boulder, US, have created a wearable device that can draw ...

    Biology February 15, 2021
  • Explainer

    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...

    Chemistry February 13, 2021
  • Herding cats

    The right food and a little fun could stop your cute kitty hunting wildlife.

    Finally, some good news for cat lovers – scientists have discovered how owners can significantly reduce their felines...

    Animals February 12, 2021
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