Four reasons insects could be a staple in Aussie diets, from zesty tree ants to peanut-buttery bogong moths
Why don't many Australians eat insects? Our new industry roadmap for edible insects explains why we should bring bugs into mainstream diets.
Your Fungi Friday highlights for 2020
Every Fungi Friday we showcase the fabulous world of fungi on social media. So we're showing off your favourites from 2020.
Meet our researcher: Dr Justin Perry
Meet Dr Justin Perry. He aims to co-develop culturally appropriate and cutting-edge ways to monitor Australian biodiversity.
We accidentally found a whole new genus of Australian daisies. You’ve probably seen them on your bushwalks
This stroke of serendipity shows how much there is still to be learned about the natural history of Australia. Surely more surprises are out there waiting for us.
Balancing global food demands and biodiversity
New research shows we can feed the world and bend the curve on biodiversity loss, looking after animals and plants into the future.
Turtle nail clippings and shark mating: discoveries from Ningaloo Reef
Our Ningaloo Reef discoveries mean we know more than ever before. A partnership with BHP continues to build scientific knowledge on this diverse marine ecosystem.
Bristling with pride: abyssal bristle worm named in our honour
Scientists have named a newly-described polychaete or bristle worm from Australia's deep abyss after CSIRO.
From superheroes to the risqué: 5 scientists tell the stories behind these species names
From a Hugh Jackman-esque spider to honouring traditional Indigenous words, these species have memorable names.
New Guinea: most botanically-diverse island in the world
Scientists have researched and described the plants of New Guinea and have recognised it as the most botanically-diverse island in the world.
Deadpool fly and other Marvellous new species named
We’ve marvelled at and named 165 new species in the past year. They include a fly named after Marvel character Deadpool.
Winning the war on Great Barrier Reef crown-of-thorns starfish
A new approach to culling crown-of-thorns starfish on the Great Barrier Reef has significantly reduced their numbers helping the coral return.