Social isolation – the mother of invention
It’s in these times of isolation in history when ground-breaking scientific discoveries have been made. Sir Isaac Newton, Albert Einstein and John Snow all made scientific discoveries while practicing social distancing in isolation.
Spotify playlist: Music you can space out to
Join us in listening to our new Spotify playlist, “Music you can space out to.” The best choice if your head's in the exosphere and you feel atmospheric.
Managing cybersecurity in a global pandemic
As the outbreak of COVID-19 continues to disrupt health, economic, political and social systems, cybersecurity is more important than ever.
Going viral: how a virus mutates between animals
Scientists are still trying to figure out the source of COVID-19. But if it did come from a bat, it may have gone through another animal and then to humans. We explain this process.
Avoid cabin fever: look after your psychological health
Our mental health is being affected by the coronavirus pandemic and the need to physically distance ourselves. So how can you take care of yourself?
The wash-up on coronavirus and food
You can continue to eat fresh fruit, vegetables and salads. There is no evidence to suggest you can become infected from coronavirus from your food.
Pre-clinical COVID-19 vaccine trials begin at CSIRO
We have started pre-clinical trials for two vaccine candidates at our Australian Centre for Disease Preparedness (ACDP) in Geelong. It’s all part of our work on COVID-19.
COVID-19: animating this deadly virus
We investigate the basic characteristics of viruses in our special animation. This includes SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes the disease COVID-19.
How does a virus like COVID-19 spread?
COVID-19 has become a pandemic in just under three months. So how did a virus do this? We look at the basic characteristics of a virus.
Self-isolating: Building resilience in uncertain times
When we work from home or are self-isolating, we can start to feel disconnected from our peers. Here's what can you can do to stay connected.
Here’s why the WHO says a coronavirus vaccine is 18 months away
The World Health Organisation said this week it may be 18 months before a vaccine against the coronavirus is publicly available.Let’s explore why, even with global efforts, it might take this long.