Not everyone trusts that science will bring benefits to society.
In Australia, the next government will need to meet the challenge of refreshing the social licence between science, government and the many and diverse communities that make up our nation.
Fire danger conditions are worsening in many areas of Australia.
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Australia is facing an increase in extreme heat, fire danger weather, floods and marine heatwaves, according to the latest biennial snapshot from the Bureau of Meteorology and CSIRO.
Not welcome: the African big headed ant might be small but it can be a pest if it gets in your home.
The ants were a threat to many native species on Lord Howe Island. They were also a pest if they got into your home.
Recently Telstra, the big four banks, and the ABC have used technology to replace workers.
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Management trumps technology in making companies productive, but that doesn't mean firms can be complacent when it comes to keeping up with change.
The Barossa Valley in 1987 – the year that Australians (winemakers included) received their first formal warning of climate change.
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Three decades since the GREENHOUSE 87 conference, credited as kickstarting public awareness of climate change in Australia, how far have we come, and how far do we have left to go in appreciating the risks?
CSIRO Parkes radio telescope has discovered around half of all known pulsars.
In mid 1967, PhD student Jocelyn Bell at Cambridge University was helping to build a telescope. She went on to discover a little bit of "scruff" - the first evidence of a pulsar.
Business as usual is not an option.
A new CSIRO roadmap outlines the options for oil and gas companies to keep pace with the clean energy transition, including solar-powered hydrogen fuel production.
NovaSAR-S will image Earth in all weather conditions, both day and night (computer generated image).
Australia will be able to guide the Earth observation satellite "NovaSAR" as it passes over our region - giving us a new level of control over the data we need to solve local problems.
Predicting rainfall in the Murray-Darling Basin is a crucial job, the new report’s authors say.
Australia is not investing enough in climate monitoring capabilities, potentially leaving farmers and other vulnerable communities high and dry when trying to access crucial weather information.
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.