Tropical rainforests are among the biggest contributors to the global greening boom.
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The globe is greening as plants grow faster in response to rising carbon dioxide. But a new analysis shows they aren't using more water to do it - a rare piece of good news for our changing planet.
The famous “faceless fish”, which garnered worldwide headlines when it was collected by the expedition.
Surveying the bottom of the ocean turns out to be far from easy. But there was something wonderful about seeing animals we have only read about in old books.
It’s in the genes why some people find broccoli unpleasantly bitter, but others barely flinch when eating it.
Your genes, your saliva and the bacteria that live in your mouth all shape how food tastes and what you prefer to eat.
ASKAP at night.
It used to take weeks to find any of these mysterious signals from deep in space but when the new telescope started looking it found one within days. Then another.
Scientists felt strength in numbers at April’s March for Science. But those who speak out individually may suffer career repercussions.
It's not a new phenomenon that scientists who challenge the orthodoxy or policy positions suffer career ramifications.
Some states are poised for a 500% growth in rooftop solar panels by 2030.
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A new report predicts a boom in household solar and batteries as Australia's electricity networks move to a more sustainable footing, with some states poised for a 500% boost in rooftop solar.
A rocket carrying the NBN’s Sky Muster II satellite. Perhaps one day Australia might have more direct involvement in space activities.
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An Australian Space Agency could capitalise on our history working with NASA and the ESA and boost our entry into the expanding commercial space industry.
Senator Arthur Sinodinos will be sworn in as minister for science today.
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The new minister for science has some challenges ahead, but there is an opportunity to build on the foundations laid by his predcessors.
The Australian Square Kilometre Array Pathfinder uses several telescopes to survey the sky.
After months of running in test-mode, the Australian Square Kilometre Array Pathfinder telescope is now gathering data at an incredible rate to give us a new look at how our universe works.
Brahman cattle in northern Australia.
The humped Brahman cattle are now a regular sight across northern Australia, but it was a challenge to get them accepted by producers.
Indulge in delicious seasonal vegetables and fruit to celebrate summer with friends and family.
Healthy eating can still be delicious! Limit dietary blowout by going into the Christmas and holiday period with a plan.
Consumers want to know if their complementary medicines are safe and effective. But are links between science and manufacturers the answer?
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
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.
Australia’s oceans are heating up.
The new State of the Climate report outlines Australia's rising temperatures and its regional rainfall declines - and the trends that are locked in for the coming few decades due to greenhouse emissions.
Australian wind energy has been under a cloud for much of its decades-long history.
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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.
Galileo was right, but that doesn’t mean his fans are.
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One Nation Senator-elect Malcolm Roberts lauds Galileo as a hero who turned scientific consensus on its head. But the 'Galileo gambit' is just one weapon in the climate conspiracists' arsenal.
Public funding is vital for programs like CSIRO’s research vessel RV Investigator, which is too expensive for universities to run.
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.
Time to take a different road?
The world's use of finite resources continues to rise as global development continues. Can we help poorer nations raise their standard of living without exhausting all of our raw materials?
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
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.
The 500-metre Aperture Spherical Telescope (FAST) is the largest single-dish radio telescope in the world.
You can't just buy a radio telescope receiver off the shelf. So CSIRO has been hard at work building receivers for the world's largest telescopes using the very latest technology.