How to get to Australia … more than 50,000 years ago
The first people to make it to Australia could have navigated their way by sea crossing, reaching the north-west coastline of the island continent.
Beautiful and dangerous: animating deadly viruses at Vivid Sydney
Peek under the microscope to get a close up encounter with infectious biological agents magnified to spectacular scale as we light up Vivid Sydney.
Supercharging science with the Pawsey Centre
New funding for the Pawsey Centre supercomputers will help to solve some of our biggest challenges as well as create new opportunities for our science.
Super size me! Sponges and more discoveries from Investigator’s north west trip
Following decades of heavy trawling off the north-west shelf of Australia in the 1970s and 1980s, researchers will assess how the region has recovered, providing scientific advice to guide sustainable fishing practices both in Australia and internationally.
Where there’s smoke there’s fire: early cancer detection through fine-print mapping of blood vessel growth
Our new algorithm maps new blood vessel growth with more fidelity to quickly zero in on early-stage cancers.
The Atlas of Living Australia: Collect it, log it, use it
The Atlas of Living Australia brings species information together from multiple sources (collections, universities and museums for example) to form the most comprehensive and accessible data set on Australia's biodiversity ever produced.
Sustainable aquaculture is possible, with the right science
Aquaculture needs evidence-based investigations if it's to proceed sustainably, including water column monitoring, waste management, and the effects of climate change.
Burning fossil fuels is responsible for most sea-level rise since 1970
For the first time, we show that sea-level rise in the late 20th century is predominantly caused by the burning of fossil fuels.
Beating the eucalypt blues – new ways to model air quality
The blue haze surrounding Eucalyptus is a volatile compound, isoprene, that contributes to pollution and air quality counts.
Spawning in the wind: Full moon triggers currents of coral sperm and eggs
We're looking at coral reef spawning, one of the largest reproductive events, to better understand coral colonisation and growth.
Fires are increasing in a warming world, but a new model could help us predict them
We've developed a model that can predict bushfires over a week-long period with an accuracy of 91%.