Posts by Kashmi Ranasinghe
How your food choices can benefit more than just your health
The global food system is a large contributor to greenhouse gas emissions. Check out how your food choices can help to reduce the impact.
Astronomy is great business for local ‘rising star’
We’ve partnered with a local small business to help build our next-generation radio telescope, and helped them to reach of the stars.
El Niño has rapidly become stronger and stranger, according to coral records
The pattern of El Niño has changed dramatically in recent years, according to the first seasonal record distinguishing different types of El Niño events over the last 400 years.
Packing a punch with tiny plankton
When you think of plankton, do you think of the diabolical little creature with a penchant for trying to steal the Krabby Patty recipe? Or do you think of the tiny drifting plants and animals which are vital components of our aquatic systems? Take our quiz to test your knowledge.
What happens now we’ve found the site of the lost Australian freighter SS Iron Crown, sunk in WWII
Finding shipwrecks isn’t easy – it’s a combination of survivor reports, excellent archival research, a highly skilled team, top equipment and some good old-fashioned luck. But that’s just what happened with the recent discovery of SS Iron Crown, lost off the coast of Victoria in Bass Strait during the second world war.
The Power of Protein
We tend to eat our protein in an uneven distribution across the day - mostly at dinner. We are also getting far too much protein from high energy, nutrient-poor discretionary foods. That's why we've got some recipes from our new Protein Plus Nutrition and Exercise Plan to help pack your plate with protein.
Fill up on fish & ships with RV Investigator
In 1876, SS Queensland sank off Wilsons Promontory in Victoria, after colliding with the steamer Barrabool. In 2019, RV Investigator is using the wreck of SS Queensland to give us higher quality maps for safe navigation ahead of a program of historic shipwreck surveys in the area.
It’s a brick house. But how energy efficient?
Around 11.4% of Australia’s emissions can be attributed to households, so we’re tracking home energy efficiency progress through a new data portal.
Can you put the pro in protein? Take our quiz
We need a lot of protein in our diets to stay healthy, but how much do you actually know about it? Take our quiz to find out.
Simulating sunlight: lighting the way to a more efficient solar cell
As daylight saving comes to an end, we mourn the loss of sunny summer evenings. But as the days grow shorter and darker, there’s still plenty of solar energy research being done. In fact, we’re hot on the heels of a more efficient solar photovoltaic (PV) panel.
Why are insects dying in such numbers?
A research review of 73 existing surveys, released by the University of Sydney's Institute of Agriculture, discovered that 40 per cent of insect species will likely be in catastrophic decline within a century. So what's going on?