The urban landscape is complex and ever-changing in cities such as Perth, but digital aerial photography can now monitor even the smallest changes.
Constant, complex changes in cities and mine sites are hard to monitor. Drawing on digital aerial photography, it's now possible to track land-use and vegetation changes in areas as small as 10-20cm.
The land may be dry, but Western Australia’s waters are full of life.
The Great Barrier Reef might get all the attention, but what about our western coral reefs? Warmer waters and human impacts mean these reefs are in trouble.
A hoverfly on a sunflower.
Next time you reach for the honey, spare a thought for the other vital insects that pollinate our crops.
CSIRO’s Compact Array telescope under the Milky Way.
Astronomers think they may have found evidence within our galaxy of some of the missing matter thought to make up our universe.
Record global temperatures, driven by El Nino, contributed to devastating fires in Australia.
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2015 was the world's hottest year ever by a long shot. But what drove the record temperatures, and what role did climate change play?
116 houses were lost at Wye River in Victoria, but nobody was killed.
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The Christmas Day fires that struck the Victorian town of Wye River are an example of how to get emergency responses right.
Why do mosquitoes not suffer from the infections they pass on?
There's something about mosquitoes that means they don't get sick from the infections they carry. So can we turn that function off, genetically?
Some of the most common painful stingers in the Australian bush are bulldog ants of the genus
Bees, wasps and ants – a group known as Hymenoptera – can claim the title of deadliest insects. How did they evolve to be so painful?
The blue-ringed octopus is just one of many venomous creatures found in Australian waters.
From stingers to swans, Australia's oceans are full of (potentially) deadly wildlife.
A golden-tailed gecko – one of the inhabitants of the Brigalow Belt.
How do you balance coal and conservation? New research from Queensland hints at an answer.
The moon can be used to help in the hunt for high energy particles.
When looking for evidence of some of the universe's mysterious high energy particles, why not enlist the help of our nearest neighbour: the moon.
New elements were discovered in early thermonuclear bomb tests.
New elements found in the reactions of nuclear tests during World War II sparked the hunt for additions to the periodic table.
So it turns out you can thaw out meat and refreeze it. Who knew?
What are some of those food safety myths we've long come to believe that aren't actually true?
Leaders celebrate the adoption of the Paris Agreement on Saturday.
The Paris Agreement is an extraordinary achievement. But there is much work to be done to ensure global warming does not exceed dangerous levels.
Job done: COP21 president Laurent Fabius.
At the Paris climate talks, the world has signed up to the first truly global treaty to tackle global warming. Our experts react.
Coal consumption is down in China, slowing growth in global carbon emissions from fossil fuels.
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Despite robust global economic growth over the past two years, worldwide carbon emissions from fossil fuels grew very little in 2014, and might even fall this year.
Planting trees is one way to pull carbon out of the atmosphere – but is limited if it competes with food production.
To prevent dangerous climate change, it's likely we'll have to remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. But that's looking less and less promising.
Malcolm Turnbull has now announced his strategy to promote innovation and science in Australia.
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull today announced the National Innovation and Science Agenda (NISA). Here's what it means for science, commercialisation and industry in Australia.
More people are installing solar panels to take control of their electricity supply.
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Updated forecasts from CSIRO suggest electricity prices will continue to rise as more renewable energy enters the grid.
The iPhone is a good example of an entire industry built on the back of publicly funded research outcomes. The ‘iPhone fish’ is designed to teach people healthy eating through portion size control.
Publicly-funded research should contribute to society in some way. But we need to think carefully about how we create a system that allows us to measure the impact of research.