Posts by Kate Cranney
Keeping your apartment or new home warm and energy efficient
Our Senior Experimental Scientist, Michael Ambrose, has energy efficiency tips for apartments and new homes to get you through winter.
Keeping your older house warm without breaking the bank
Draughts in Australian houses can add up to 20 per cent to our energy bills. Our scientists are here to help! In this series, we share energy efficiency tips for older houses, apartments and new homes.
New Guinea: most botanically-diverse island in the world
Scientists have researched and described the plants of New Guinea and have recognised it as the most botanically-diverse island in the world.
Ashmore Reef: An island refuge of underwater wonders
Welcome to the Ashmore Reef Marine Park. This remote sanctuary is brimming with life, above and below the water. Each year around 100,000 seabirds breed here!
Track to the future: climate change and your city
What will your city feel like in 50 years' time, in 2070? Climate predictions tell us that Melbourne will feel like northern parts of Adelaide.
Not too hot, not too cold. What’s ‘just right’ for your solar panels?
You might think that your solar panels work best in summer, when there’s more sunshine. But how hot is too hot for the most effective generation of solar energy?
Sun and dusted! Highlights from the World Solar Challenge
Is this the world's most epic road trip? It's certainly the greenest! The sun may have set on this year's World Solar Challenge, but our solar science is on the rise.
Itchy, scratchy and unironed: Life before our quirkiest inventions
Humblebrag warning! We're the reason you're not mauled by mozzies. And that you can put your money through the wash (not in the money-laundering sense). So how much do you know about our quirkiest inventions?
Chemical romance: our sparkling superstar of STEM
Edible experiments, explosions and splat paintings. Chemistry has taken Dr Laura Kuhar from diamond mines back to the classroom, where she shares her love of science.
Knowing how cells self-destruct could help feed the world
Our scientists are involved in ground-breaking research into self-destructing cells. Their new findings could help us to develop disease-resistant plants.
750 legs and stinky: The miniature lives of millipedes
It's the leggiest animal in the world. It can glow in the dark. And it produces a stinky smell. Dr Juanita Arrieta introduces us to the weird world of millipedes!