Three of our best and brightest have been elected to the Australian Academy of Science for their outstanding contributions to research and ground-breaking discoveries.
Jesse and Sophie dive back into science news, discussing why the fittest Tassie devils succumb to facial tumours, how to transport renewable hydrogen gas, the benefits of multiple paternity in sharks, and they speak with Dr Lisa-ann Gershwin (the Jellyfish Goddess).
Interronauts is our podcast that puts a rose-tinted magnifying glass to science news from around the world, Australia, and inside our organisation. Hosted by Jesse Hawley and Sophie Schmidt from our communications team.
Jesse, Sophie, and Adrian talk about how the world’s worst extinction was caused by microbes, mandrills that don’t groom those with sickly faeces, Neanderthal’s making jewellery, and chat with Dr Rob Kinley about his research feeding seaweed to cows to neutralise their methane emissions. Methane special!
We’re sitting firmly in the Top 25 Global Innovators as a government research institute. But what does it mean to be an innovator and what does it take to innovate?
The Atlas of Living Australia brings species information together from multiple sources (collections, universities and museums for example) to form the most comprehensive and accessible data set on Australia’s biodiversity ever produced.
Jesse, Sophie, and Adrian talk about a newly discovered tyrannosaur skull that indicates sensitive lovers, Mars’ lack of atmosphere, a handy new lab-on-a-glove, and they speak with Dr Steve Salisbury from the University of Queensland about his work on the ‘Dinosaur Coast’ in WA.
Jesse, Sophie, and Adrian tackle the evolution of noses, talk tardigrades, climbing foxes, and speak with the researcher heading up the carp herpes program.
Jesse, Sophie, and Adrian get together to chat about the uninvited microbes that stumble into our guts, storing films on DNA, the mutations behind mirror movement disorder, and CSIRO’s 3D printing of a titanium sternum We also speak with Michelle Trautwein about her new project ‘Arthropods of Our Homes’.