Scaring is caring: our hi-tech scarecrow that protects crops from elephants and other pest animals
New adaptable technology has been trialled to help save farmers’ crops from animal pests, from Africa to Australia.
Six-armed ecosystem engineers remedy farming woes from the ground up
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.
Lab-on-a-glove: Swipe left on nerve agents
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.
Interronauts | Pilot Episode: Whale Menopause, Panda Thumbs, Frisky Wrens, and Antarctic Voyages
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.
A (mouse) plague o’ both your houses
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?
Melbourne’s rainwater tanks overflowing… with mosquitoes
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?
Doggone dingoes – menace or misunderstood?
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.
Explainer: Varroa mite, the tiny killer threatening Australia’s bees
A tiny mite has been killing honey bees all around the world, and will inevitably reach Australian shores. So what […]