Old, goopy museum specimens can tell fascinating stories of wildlife history. Finally, we can read them
Recovering important historical genetic data has been severely impeded by the methods used to preserve specimens.
Identifying insects: meet our mini moth investigator
Ying Luo has a passion for teeny tiny insects - from golden ants to micro moths.
Ru Paul flying for science
Together with our research partners, we have given scientific names to 150 new species in the past year.
Aus4Innovation: Aussie and Vietnamese researchers partner to deliver digital impact
Australian research teams and their Vietnamese counterparts are collaborating on digitally transformative projects to deliver lasting social, economic and environmental impacts in Vietnam.
Support bushfire science from home
CSIRO is calling for citizen scientists to help digitise specimens of flies, mayflies, caddisflies, bugs, butterflies and more.
Schools out on Ningaloo Reef
Stepping out of the classroom and diving into whale shark research at Ningaloo has inspired a new generation of budding marine scientists from Exmouth District High School.
Scientists go back to the abyss – tropical edition!
Our research vessel (RV) Investigator departs Darwin today for a 45-day voyage of biodiversity discovery in the tropical waters of the Indian Ocean.
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.