An illustration of Cassini as it plunges into Saturn’s atmosphere.
The last signals from Cassini space probe before it burns up in Saturn's atmosphere will tracked by the Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex.
Clouds over Australia’s Davis Research Station, containing ice particles that activate ozone-depleting chemicals, triggering the annual ozone hole.
The treaty to limit the destruction of the ozone layer is hailed as the most successful environmental agreement of all time. Three decades on, the ozone layer is slowly but surely returning to health.
Both Voyager spacecraft are only in communication with Earth via a Canberra tracking station.
The Voyager space probes sent back some amazing images of the planets in the outer Solar System, and they're still talking to Earth every day via Australia's tracking station.
Those who got advice from the online calculator in the study showed a small, but statistically significant, increase in trust towards robo-advice.
Robo-advice might prove most useful to those who need it the most, making them feel more competent and in control.
A share of the Edison Storage Battery Company, issued 19 Oct. 1903.
Wikimedia/Sammlung eines Mitglieds des Ersten Deutschen Historic-Actien-Clubs e.V
High energy, high power and endless life cycles: not all batteries are created equal.
Batteries that can last indefinitely are needed to track wildlife.
Mamiraua Sustainable Development Institute
Batteries that can self-sustain are needed for long-term animal tracking as well as shipping and logistics.
Tropical rainforests are among the biggest contributors to the global greening boom.
AAP Image/Dave Hunt
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.
New Delhi’s pollution is among the worst in the world. Each autumn, when crops are burnt and wind speeds are low, it risks rising to crisis levels.
Jean-Etienne Minh-Duy Poirrier
In November 2016, smog in New Delhi was 16 times above safe levels. An Indian researcher dug into the data to find out why, and how India can keep its capital breathing safely.
Ulysses butterflies (
Papilio ulysses) in CSIRO’s Australian National Insect Collection, Canberra.
Australian taxonomy resources number around 70 million specimens, valued at over AU$5 billion. That's big science.
Blue cheese: either you love it or you hate it. But why?
Taste dictates most food choices, but there's more to it than just the taste buds on your tongue.
A collage of biological data visualisations.
Image from C. Stolte, B.F. Baldi, S.I. O'Donoghue, C. Hammang, D.K.G. Ma, and G.T. Johnson
The daunting complexity of biological data requires tailored visualisation tools to reveal buried insights.
Water mass enters the ocean from glaciers such as this along the Greenland coast.
Greenland's ice is largely responsible for the accelerating pace of sea-level rise. A new analysis shows that, while Greenland accounted for just 5% of the rise in 1993, that figure rose to 25% by 2014.
Giant northern cockroaches are surprisingly caring parents.
Cockroaches and termites are closely related, and both pay their offspring a lot of attention – so much so in the latter's case that the kids stay all their lives to help keep the nest clean and tidy.
Developers need to consider how a person with autism could react to their technology.
There are plenty of apps that people with autism can use for learning, play and communication. Not all are designed with autism in mind, so what can we learn from any online user feedback?
Technology offers older Australians a wealth of ways to redefine later life.
Australians are living longer, and digital technologies could help them take control of retirement.
Australia is awash with options for low-emissions energy.
AAP Image/Lukas Coch
A new report from CSIRO outlines four pathways for Australia to hit our Paris climate targets, and get cheaper energy at the same time.
A wide range of industrial processes have released greenhouse gases into the atmosphere.
While the gases most responsible for global warming - carbon dioxide, methane and nitrous oxide - continue to climb, other industrial greenhouse gases are being brought gradually under control.
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.
Immortalised on a stamp, New Zealand’s stout-legged wren went extinct in the 1990s.
The "decision science" approach helps avoid unanticipated consequences of programs to bring species such as New Zealand's little bush moa, Waitomo frog, or laughing owl back from extinction.