A cut above the rest: our contributions to the beef industry
What do burps, beetles and bacteria have in common? Bovines of course! At least, that's the case when it comes to our work with the cattle industry - an industry that's worth $6 billion in Australia. Next week is the aptly named Beef Week and you'll be surprised and amazed to see how much research we do for the humble cow.
Farmer counts a mouse: Australia’s first ever Mouse Census Week
Our scientists are leading the nation’s first ever national game of cat and mouse, and we want you to join in the fun.
A cracking eggs-plainer
Getting eggs-cited about the amount of chocolate you're going to consume this weekend? Before we lose you to a sugar high, we wanted to share some nifty little egg facts from the 'real world' and a sweet animation of the 'top 5 eggs' from our collection of 20,000. It will leave you egg-ar for more.
Understanding the Great Dying: does the secret to a past mass extinction lie in volcanic bubbles?
New research has revealed how volcanic bubbles gave a ride to deep magma metals, like nickel, which fuelled the fouling of the atmosphere during the largest mass extinction the world has ever seen.
A shark’s tale: is there something fishy in the waters off Newcastle?
For 8 days in January, Newcastle beaches were closed while sharks 'plagued the coastline'. Was the frenzy warranted? No, says our resident shark expert.
Staying MouseAlert, not MouseAlarmed, this Christmas
With unusually high numbers of mouse sightings in Victoria this spring, CSIRO ecologist Peter Brown and colleagues at various Australian and New Zealand research agencies are monitoring mouse populations
2014 – the year in ten posts
From dragons to comets, and hot steam to bird guts, it's been a year full of sublime, and implausible, stories. Here's a look back at 2014 and our list of the top ten.
What do termites, cuckoos, and salamanderfish get up to over Christmas?
While we are busy preparing for Christmas and our holiday break, the rest of the animal kingdom has their own problems to deal with. This is a quick look at some of Australia's other festive seasons.
Urbanisation brings animals and diseases closer to home
By Cadhla Firth, CSIRO and Kurt Zuelke, CSIRO Our world is becoming increasingly urbanised. In 1950, just 30% of the […]
Latest findings about the faces of the Great Barrier Reef
The Great Barrier Reef is many different things to different people: a tropical playground, a natural wonder, and the domain […]
Explainer: how ‘biocontrol’ fights invasive species
By Louise Morin, CSIRO; Andy Sheppard, CSIRO; Tanja Strive, CSIRO. Australia’s “ferals” — invasive alien plants, pests and diseases — are […]