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Breaking the mould: gold-digging fungi found in WA

Australian scientists have discovered gold-coated fungi near Boddington in Western Australia. And it may offer clues for finding new gold deposits.

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Interronauts: The CSIRO podcast

Ep 23: Cat food vs. big-headed ants, autonomous cave bots, Elizabeth and Fast Radio Bursts, and bye bye for now

This episode Jesse and Harry talk ants and tech: our phenomenally successful eradication of African big-headed ants from Lord Howe Island. They also chat about autonomous cave-exploring droids and speak with star researcher Dr Elizabeth Mahony about interstellar radio explosions.

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[Image shows the diver pushing aside starfish, and text appears: And it’s something you have in your kitchen cupboard…]

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[Image shows a starfish being injected and text appears: Divers are injecting the Crown-of-Thorns Starfish with vinegar.]

[Image shows starfish being turned over with a hook, and text appears: It’s one of the ways we’re helping control this menace of the Reef.]

[Image shows three divers injecting starfish, and text appears: And we’re working with a stellar team of starfish busters]

[Image shows a group of people standing on a dock around a dead starfish and text appears: including Indigenous trainees, tourism operators, researchers and policy makers.]

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[Text appears: Visit blog.csiro.au for the full story. Footage: Reef Restoration & Adaptation Program, Reef & Rainforest Research Centre]

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Vinegar: A secret weapon in the fight against crown-of-thorns starfish

The crown-of-thorns starfish eats massive amounts of coral on the Great Barrier Reef. We're working with an all-star team to control this menace of the Reef.

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[Music plays and image shows fish swimming through reef coral. Text appears: Not all starfish are the stuff of fairy tales]

[Image shows several crown of thorns starfish on bleached coral, and text appears: The Crown-of-Thorns Starfish eats coral,]

[Image shows an aerial view of the Great Barrier Reef and text appears: making it a major threat to the Great Barrier Reef.]

[Image shows a diver injecting a starfish, and text appears: But scientists have discovered the starfish’s kryptonite.]

[Image shows the diver pushing aside starfish, and text appears: And it’s something you have in your kitchen cupboard…]

[Image shows two divers]

[Image shows a starfish being injected and text appears: Divers are injecting the Crown-of-Thorns Starfish with vinegar.]

[Image shows starfish being turned over with a hook, and text appears: It’s one of the ways we’re helping control this menace of the Reef.]

[Image shows three divers injecting starfish, and text appears: And we’re working with a stellar team of starfish busters]

[Image shows a group of people standing on a dock around a dead starfish and text appears: including Indigenous trainees, tourism operators, researchers and policy makers.]

[Image shows brightly coloured coral and fish, and text appears: Together, we’re helping bring colour back to the Reef.]

[Image shows orange fish swimming through green coral]

[Text appears: Visit blog.csiro.au for the full story. Footage: Reef Restoration & Adaptation Program, Reef & Rainforest Research Centre]

[CSIRO logo appears and text appears: Australia’s innovation catalyst]

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