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Consumers want to know if their complementary medicines are safe and effective. But are links between science and manufacturers the answer? from www.shutterstock.com.au

What will consumers gain from research into complementary medicines?

A new multimillion dollar deal between Swisse Wellness and CSIRO has raised questions about the integrity of Australia’s premier scientific research organisation and the motivations behind the deal.
Cages full of hand reared yellow fever mosquitoes await research (or possibly release) Cameron Webb, NSW Health Pathology/University of Sydney

Pitting mozzies against mozzies to stop the spread of disease

Upscaling the success of emerging mosquito control technologies relies on automating the rearing and release of millions of mosquitoes. Australia is to become the testing ground for a novel strategy.
Australian wind energy has been under a cloud for much of its decades-long history. AAP Image/Lukas Coch

Attacks on renewable energy policy are older than the climate issue itself

Skirmishes over funding for renewable energy research are just the latest battle in a saga that stretches back to the early 1980s – years before the public became widely aware of the climate threat.
Public funding is vital for programs like CSIRO’s research vessel RV Investigator, which is too expensive for universities to run. CSIRO

Government offers hope by telling CSIRO to reinvest in climate research

Science Minister Greg Hunt's call for CSIRO to do a U-turn on climate research is a welcome move after months of criticism, at home and abroad, of the agency's previous direction.
Geoff Hill and Trevor Pearcey in 1952 with the CSIR Mk1, the world’s first computer to make music. University of Melbourne/MSE-CIS Heritage Collection

How Australia played the world’s first music on a computer

It might not sound like the best music in the world, but Australia was the first by a matter of months at playing a tune on a computer.
CSIRO chief executive Larry Marshall fronts senate estimates in February. AAP Image/Mick Tsikas

CSIRO must ensure climate science is maintained

A proposal for the Bureau of Meteorology to take on CSIRO climate scientists is a good idea - but CSIRO needs to make sure nothing is lost.

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