Posts by Henry Stentiford
Super science stories you may have missed in 2021
It was another big year of science and innovation. With so much news, here are some super science stories you may have missed in 2021.
We counted 20 billion ticks of an extreme galactic clock to give Einstein’s theory of gravity its toughest test yet
Astronomers watched pulsars for 16 years to test Einstein’s theory of general relativity, which has stood unchallenged for over a century.
Nature is hiding in every nook of Australia’s cities – just look a little closer and you’ll find it
There’s enormous value in citizen science projects that encourage urban-dwellers to learn about what is often on their doorsteps.
Even if we halt global warming, local climates will change – and we need new experiments to understand how
We need new experiments to model Earth’s climate if global warming is stabilised at 1.5℃. A new paper explains why.
Australia’s marine industries deliver $80b a year. But without more scientists, the ‘blue economy’ is at risk
Australia's marine industries deliver $80b a year. But without more scientists, the 'blue economy' is at risk
Using artificial intelligence to detect harmful algae
We are using artificial intelligence and machine learning to help identify harmful algae in waterways.
60 years after it first gazed at the skies, the Parkes dish is still making breakthroughs
The CSIRO’s 64-metre Parkes Radio Telescope was commissioned on October 31 1961. At the time it was the most advanced […]
Blowing the lid off the volcanic story of Heard Island
Scientists studying a remote volcanic island have found it plays an important role in feeding a hungry ocean.
Old, goopy museum specimens can tell fascinating stories of wildlife history. Finally, we can read them
Recovering important historical genetic data has been severely impeded by the methods used to preserve specimens.
Celebrating our (stellar) space women
To celebrate World Space Week, we’re introducing you to a star cluster of our women who work in space.
Ru Paul flying for science
Together with our research partners, we have given scientific names to 150 new species in the past year.