Four ways to understand why Australia is so cold right now despite global warming
Cold snaps are becoming less and less likely as the world warms. But that doesn’t mean they don’t happen. Michael Grose helps you put the colder-than-normal start to winter in context.
Could we learn to love slugs and snails in our gardens?
The UK wants gardeners to stop thinking of slugs and snails as pests and to embrace garden biodiversity. Is it worth considering in Australia?
We’ve used a new technique to discover the brightest radio pulsar outside our own galaxy
The pulsar PSR J0523-7125 is more than ten times brighter than any other radio pulsar outside the Milky Way.
The pandemic’s gardening boom shows how gardens can cultivate public health
As lockdowns went into effect in the spring of 2020, many people took up gardening as a coping mechanism. But will a hobby born out of a crisis recede as life returns to normal?
‘Odd radio circles’ that baffled astronomers are likely explosions from distant galaxies
Next-generation radio telescopes unravel the mysteries of ghostly circles in the sky.
It may not be cute, but here’s why the humble yabby deserves your love
New research investigating yabby diets found just how crucial these crayfish are to aquatic ecosystems.
March flies prowl Australia’s beaches looking for blood – but why?
The painful bites of female march flies can ruin your day at the beach. When we’re not there, they bite wallabies, birds, and even reptiles.
Why do we love the great outdoors? New research shows part of the answer is in our genes
Our feelings about nature depend on lots of factors, but a new study shows our genes are one of the most important.
How Australia can boost the production of grains, while lowering its carbon footprint
Australia is one of the world’s top exporters of grain. Producing it at lower emissions is crucial for global climate action.
What is the value of a wave? How changes to our coastline could wipe out surfing’s benefits
Surfing’s benefits to well-being aren’t often studied in economics terms. This is a major gap in our knowledge we’re now trying to fill.
Moths eating your clothes? It’s actually their hungry little caterpillars – here’s how to get rid of them
Once the larvae turn into adult moths, they never eat again.