Posts by Ellen Singleton
What the shell: how much is too much plastic for sea turtles?
We know that sea turtles are consuming plastic found in the ocean, but is it actually killing them?
Using microscopy to grab the Tassie tiger by the tail
With the help of modern technology and a few antique hairs, we’ve learned a little bit more about the Tasmanian tiger.
We asked five experts: do we have to poo every day?
All experts agreed there's nothing to worry about if you don't go every day.
Climate change will reshape the world’s agricultural trade
Climate change will change the dynamic for major food exporters like China and the US.
The synthetic biology revolution is now – here’s what that means
Right now, you're living in a kind of industrial revolution – where biotechnology, information technology, manufacturing and automation all come together to form synthetic biology.
Future farms: broccoli lattes, digital dioramas and high-tech hens
Our annual AgCatalyst event is showcasing the latest science and technology in the agriculture, food and fibre sectors.
Best of both whorls: cotton with the benefits of synthetics
We’re working on new types of cotton that are still biodegradable and renewable, but with the added benefit of properties that make synthetic fibres popular.
Oh the places you’ll go (with a career in science)!
Like to see the world? Considering a STEM career? Why not combine the two? In the words of Dr Seuss: “Out there things can happen, and frequently do, to people as brainy and footsy as you”.
Eureka Prizes Finalists: Backing our bright minds
Find out who our finalists are for the Eureka Prizes (The Oscars of Australian science).
Time for bed: Anti-cancer drug putting cancer cells into a permanent sleep
Australian scientists have discovered a new type of anti-cancer drug that can put cancer cells into a permanent sleep.
Could clues from the landscape reveal the next big gold discovery?
We’re working with Classic Minerals Limited to see if tree size is associated with areas of deep gold deposits in their Forrestania tenement in Western Australia.