Posts by Ellen Singleton
What a buzz: why we released millions of mozzies in northern Queensland
Our trial to reduce numbers of an invasive, disease-spreading mosquito in northern Queensland has been successful.
We need a bank of DNA from dirt and water to protect Australia’s environment
DNA sequencing means a scientist can take a bucket of seawater and ID every fish in the area. Now we need a universal 'biobank' of samples to make a truly powerful environment monitoring tool.
Sorry, baristas: instant coffee has the smallest carbon footprint (but don’t overfill the kettle)
How you prepare your coffee at home (and wash up the mugs) can have a big impact on its carbon footprint. So fill that kettle carefully, and only brew what you know you'll drink.
Engineers empowering teachers
STEM Professionals in Schools is bringing real world engineering practice to the classroom.
Avoiding that sinking feeling at sea
With Day of the Seafarer focusing this year on mental health and well-being, we are shining a beacon on life at sea on Investigator and how our seafarers mentally prepare for their time among the waves.
Antarctica has lost 3 trillion tonnes of ice in 25 years. Time is running out for the frozen continent
What will Antarctica look like in 2070? Will the icy wilderness we know today survive, or will it succumb to climate change and human pressure?
Five seasons in Australia? Meet sprinter and sprummer
Why do leaves change from green in summer to red or brown in autumn? And why are some trees deciduous while others, including most Australian native species, live an evergreen lifestyle?
Antibiotic resistance: the epidemic is here
Despite the experts' warnings, antibiotic resistance is showing no signs of slowing down.
Social robots: supporting children on the autism spectrum
We’re trialling social robots to support education and therapy for children on the autism spectrum.
How we’re using Darwin’s theory of evolution to build robots that can adapt and learn on their own
A design process that focuses on adaptation and intelligence is essential to building robots that can handle the challenges of outdoor environments.