Soil science helps Tonga recover from volcanic eruption
A tsunami and volcanic ash devastated Tonga’s soils and crops. Our soil scientist, Dr Ben Macdonald, was asked to investigate whether they could recover.
New antenna to support space exploration
A new antenna and new space missions — there’s excitement brewing at the New Norcia ground station.
Global leaders unveil responsible quantum computing guidelines
We've joined forces with the World Economic Forum to contribute to best-practice governance principles for quantum technologies.
Next phase for ASKAP stargazing begins
Like any new technology, we’re still learning what the ASKAP telescope does best – and how we can wield it to uncover the secrets of the Universe.
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.
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.
Sink or swim: marine debris on land vs seafloor
Our scientists, together with Project Aware and Ocean Conservancy, have conducted the largest global survey of land and marine debris.
Track to the future: climate change and your city
What will your city feel like in 50 years' time, in 2070? Climate predictions tell us that Melbourne will feel like northern parts of Adelaide.
Nigeria has given a new GM cowpea variety the go ahead. Why it matters
Nigeria recently approved the world's first GM cowpea, which provides full protection against the pod-borer Maruca, a major problem for this important crop.
Are we growing enough fruit and vegetables for an apple a day?
New research shows not enough fruit and vegetables are available for people to meet dietary recommendations.
Past Antarctic air informs our future
Air bubbles trapped deep under Antarctic ice are helping us understand the impact that increasing emissions might have on a naturally occurring ‘air purifier’.