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STEM learning spreads across the country thanks to volunteers
They say the most precious thing one can give is time. National Volunteer Week is about acknowledging those that use theirs to make the world a better place.
Meet Nina Welti: tracing our food supply chains
Nina Welti is on a mission to show the world where our food comes from. She is making a difference to our consumer knowledge and food production.
Could we learn to love slugs and snails in our gardens?
The UK wants gardeners to stop thinking of slugs and snails as pests and to embrace garden biodiversity. Is it worth considering in Australia?
Analysis of 5500 apartment developments reveals your new home may not be as energy efficient as you think
Many people choose apartments for their good energy efficiency. But not every apartment is as energy efficient as the development advertises.
New findings offer hope for the endangered sawfish
Scientists have recorded largetooth sawfish in the Archer River in Queensland, offering conservation hope for one of the most endangered groups of species on the planet.
We’ve used a new technique to discover the brightest radio pulsar outside our own galaxy
The pulsar PSR J0523-7125 is more than ten times brighter than any other radio pulsar outside the Milky Way.
Bushfire close? Breathe easy with the AirRater app
The AirRater citizen science app is helping to reduce the impact of bushfire smoke on communities – powered by CSIRO’s air quality forecasting tool, AQFx.
Dr Xiaoqing Li: Taking the guess work out of sustainable textiles
Xiaoqing Li is researching new ways to trace the origins of fibres so people can buy sustainable textiles and trust where they've come from.
The pandemic’s gardening boom shows how gardens can cultivate public health
As lockdowns went into effect in the spring of 2020, many people took up gardening as a coping mechanism. But will a hobby born out of a crisis recede as life returns to normal?
Are cuckoo eggshells thicker to protect them from their hosts?
Our historical egg collection tells an unexpected story about the evolution of cuckoo eggshells.
Using DNA to determine the age of green sea turtles
We are working with green sea turtles to provide a fast and safe way to determine the ages of individual turtles.