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’.
When in Rome: radio astronomy gets a global boost
Governments from around the world have committed to building and operating an impressive new instrument for understanding the Universe – the Square Kilometre Array.
Plans for mega-telescope coming into focus
The world’s largest telescope, the Square Kilometre Array, has come a step closer as the plans for its infrastructure are now approved.
Piping hot marine research delivered to your door
Four years of piping hot marine research delivered to your door is dropping knowledge bombs to change your world.
Supercharging battery metals
With global demand for battery technology set to soar, Australia is well placed to deliver the raw materials and take advantage of a battery metal bonanza.