Working hard to save our bacon from African Swine Fever
As African swine fever moves closer to home, our testing has found more pork products have tested positive for fragments of the virus.
A chance encounter with a pulsar
Our scientists accidentally stumbled upon a pulsar (a highly magnetized rotating neutron star). This chance discovery was made thanks to the ASKAP telescope.
Southern stars – our scientists vying for Aussie honours
Two of our researchers – Dr Britta Denise Hardesty and Dr Jess Melbourne-Thomas – are in the running for Australian of the Year Tasmania 2020.
How did the world’s biggest fish end up in a river?
A whale shark has been spotted 40 km upstream in a river in Queensland, puzzling scientists and the community due to this unusual behaviour.
It takes 21 litres of water to produce a small chocolate bar. How water-wise is your diet?
It's long been known that our diet choices help determine our carbon footprint. But do you know which of your favourite foods are the most water-hungry?
A landmark report confirms Australia is girt by hotter, higher seas. But there’s still time to act
The IPCC report says extreme sea level events that used to hit once a century will occur once a year in many places by 2050. This situation is inevitable, even if emissions are dramatically curbed.
Home and array: Investigator shedding light on the EAC
RV Investigator has returned from the East Australian Current to uncover the latest data from one of our fickle ocean features.
Saving baby turtles one nest at a time
We're working with Indigenous rangers in Cape York to give baby turtles the best chance of making it from nest to ocean.
Finders keepers! What our Investigator found on its Coral Sea journey
RV Investigator has returned to port after a voyage of discovery in the Coral Sea. Researchers uncovered rocks, coral, volcanoes and a potential shipwreck.
Virtual library gets straight to the core
Exploring for critical metals is being made more efficient and less impactful on the environment thanks to a virtual library crammed with information on Australia’s mineralogy.
Protecting threatened species: how to get the best bang for your buck
Almost 2000 Australian species are listed as threatened or endangered. How can the agencies tasked with protecting them do the best job they can with the resources they have?