Posts by Sophie Schmidt
El Niño-Southern Oscillation: five things to know about this climate phenomenon
Climate experts say we should strap ourselves in for La Niña! But what exactly is this climate phenomenon, forming part of the El Niño–Southern Oscillation cycle?
Powering our future oceans with floating research labs
Could converting old sea-worthy freighters into floating research arks help power future marine science? We chatted to our experts as part of World Oceans Day to find out.
Treading water: putting seaweed tyres on the road
Could seaweed tyres be an effective substitute for synthetic rubber in tyres? Our experts weigh in on World Oceans Day.
Powerful plants and cosmic wonders: meet our honourable scientists
Meet the three CSIRO researchers who have contributed game-changing science, rounding out the Australia Day Honours list this year.
Talking toxic blooms and mass fish deaths
We explore the science behind the recent toxic algae outbreak and the mass fish loss in the Murray Darling, and look at ways to manage it in the future.
Clamping down on the mysterious Disease X
We're working with CEPI and The University of Queensland on “just in time” technologies to fight the next global pandemic.
Did a hotspot break up your relationship?
We’re back out on the waves on board RV Investigator serving up live science plucked fresh from the high seas – and what a voyage it’s been!
Top science stories of 2018
Marsquakes, messages from space, misjudged mass and Macca’s for baldness – 2018 in science was mammothly mind-blowing.