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What is the value of a wave? How changes to our coastline could wipe out surfing’s benefits
Surfing’s benefits to well-being aren’t often studied in economics terms. This is a major gap in our knowledge we’re now trying to fill.
Earthworms can sometimes surprise us
Australia is richly endowed with earthworm biodiversity, but of the 750 or so named species of earthworm in Australia, very few have been found in arid environments. The Broken Hill earthworm, a new genus and species, was a serendipitous find in an unexpected location.
Food poisoning is no picnic: tips for food safety outdoors
As we head outdoors this season, make sure you serve up a safe feast. Our Senior Food Scientist, Dr Rozita Vaskoska, has got some tips for food safety outdoors.
To the Milky Way and beyond
A new virtual reality film is the next best thing to visiting our Murchison Radio-astronomy Observatory. Join Chris Brayton behind-the-scenes in filming Beyond the Milky Way.
Moths eating your clothes? It’s actually their hungry little caterpillars – here’s how to get rid of them
Once the larvae turn into adult moths, they never eat again.
Orchid hunting has come a long way. In 5 steps you can join a national research effort
Contributions from citizen scientists who look for orchids are incredibly valuable in orchid research because they cover much more ground than a handful of experts.
Best summer reads for science lovers
Science isn't seasonal, but to get you through summer we’ve created a list of wonderful reads to inspire, excite and enjoy.
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.
Science-savvy sailors race from Sydney to Hobart
Considerably more accurate than the old ‘thermometer in a bucket’ trick, Bluelink ocean forecasting is helping sailors optimise their route in the Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race.
Refreshing drinks for summer – non-alcoholic and delicious!
Cooling down on a hot summer's day is so much easier with a tasty beverage in your hand. But before you reach for the booze or the soft drink, check out these healthier options.
Festive food safety: How long can you keep Christmas ham?
How long can you keep Christmas ham? Our Senior Food Scientist, Dr Rozita Vaskoska, has got your festive food safety covered.