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  • Motivating mighty mitochondria

    Here’s good news if you’ve gotten a little lazy: you’ll draw health benefits almost instantly fro...

    Health researchers have long known you don’t have to train like an Olympian to stave off obesity, diabetes, and the o...

    Body and Mind June 4, 2021
  • Counting on maths to manage our oceans

    To understand how to preserve our diminishing natural marine resources, the next big thing we hav...

    As an undergraduate student wishing to major in zoology, botany and applied mathematics, I received a letter from the...

    Earth June 4, 2021
  • Breaking bad (and sometimes good)

    A new device is making the task of finding flaws in a thing – like every thing – a whole lot easier.

    Nothing counts except for your thirst, and you’re cracking open a cold can of cola to deal with the problem when… arr...

    Core Sciences June 4, 2021
  • Ian Gust’s big ideas for Australia’s future

    In the 2021 budget, $15.2 billion was earmarked for infrastructure over the next decade. In the f...

    It’s not easy giving Professor Ian Gust $15.2 billion of infrastructure budget to spend, even in his imagination. He ...

    Australia June 4, 2021
  • The surprisingly complicated technology that goes into picking winners

    Choosing and gathering an apple is simple for humans, but it’s a task that has frustrated robotic...

    Can robots be trained to pick up after us? A recent breakthrough in machine learning could point the way toward a muc...

    Robotics June 4, 2021
  • Agritech: Australia’s next big export opportunity

    Innovative science is transforming Australian food and fibre production. It’s time Australia real...

    In 2015, I had the opportunity to move to Australia from the US. As someone who had been studying and working in the ...

    Agriculture May 28, 2021
  • Is the government’s gas-fired power plant ideal or ideological? Energy experts count the cost.

    How does the Federal Government’s Kurri Kurri gas-fired power plant stack up?

    In electricity generation, much as in politics, timing is everything.For the New South Wales National Party, the ...

    Climate May 28, 2021
  • It’s a small, silent, stable world

    Creating the conditions to see things at an atomic level requires a special brand of engineering....

    At 10 Innovation Walk on Monash University’s Clayton Campus, in Melbourne, there’s a building like no other in Austra...

    Materials May 28, 2021
  • Building a radio telescope on the dark side of the Moon

    It sounds like sci-fi, but a robotics team is planning how rock-climbing robots can build a radio...

    In the not-too-distant future, a spacecraft touches down on the rim of a massive crater on the far side of the Moon. ...

    Space May 28, 2021
  • Hyped-up hills in lying landscapes

    Deepfake geography is a potential threat to national security, but the technology can also be use...

    In March 2021, Tom Cruise appeared to join TikTok. To casual viewers scrolling through their For You page, it looked ...

    Computing May 28, 2021
  • Science leaders with purpose

    A science education is just the start, but what the world needs now is science leaders who are et...

    When I started at CSIRO as an intern, in 1984, I had no idea that one day I would end up as Chief Executive of the sa...

    Core Sciences May 21, 2021
  • Cleaning up the greenhouse

    Getting to zero emissions is one thing – what are we going to do with what’s already in the atmos...

    To stave off dangerous levels of global warming in the next 80 years, scientists warn, it won’t be enough just to red...

    Climate May 21, 2021
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