Over the past 50 years these six-legged friends have been on a roll, helping us clean up the 280 million cow pats produced daily in Australia.
We co-developed the ‘lab-on-a-glove’, which can detect a group of nerve agent OP compounds found in some pesticides, while in the field.
In the pilot episode of Interronauts, the CSIRO podcast, Jesse, Sophie, and Adrian talk about menopausal whales, panda thumbs, Tasmanian tiger brains, and frisky wrens. They also have a chat with Dr Lisa Harvey-Smith about the launch of the new ASKAP radio telescope, and discuss research around CSIRO: mouse plagues and trips to Antarctica.
Mice began breeding a couple weeks early this spring, so our experts are anticipating a plague by autumn. But how can two weeks make such a difference? And are mice really that big a problem?
Egg-laying mosquitoes have been found in more than 20% of domestic rainwater tanks inspected in Melbourne homes. What can we do to keep them out?
The dingo is one of Australia’s most controversial animals but are they really a pest do they just get a bad rap? Our book, The Dingo Debate, explains more.
A tiny mite has been killing honey bees all around the world, and will inevitably reach Australian shores. So what is this destructive mite, and what we can do to protect Australian honey bees? The Varroa mite, also known as Varroa destructor, is only the size of a pin head but it is the most
‘Shhh. Be vewy vewy quiet, we’re wesearching viruses’. If Elmer Fudd is the arch-enemy of Bugs Bunny, then it’s safe to say that we’re not only the arch-enemy of the European rabbit, but the fish known as the ‘rabbit of the waterways’ – the European carp. We’re arming ourselves with viruses with the aim of