From a leaky boat to the RAFT
San Thang fled Vietnam in 1979, encountering pirates on the way to Australia. Now, the chemistry innovator and his colleagues are being touted to win the Nobel Prize.
What will Antarctica look like in 2070?
Will the icy wilderness we know today survive, or will it succumb to climate change and human pressure? Our choices over the coming decade will seal its fate.
The art of healing
Medicinal plants were used by Aboriginal Australians to help treat conditions including rheumatism and indigestion, to strengthening the immune system.
One fish, two fish, big fish, little fish
Throwing back small fish is being challenged as we learn more about the relationship between fish size and reproductive capacity – or, why the big one should get away.
Ten fun facts about phages
Never heard of bacteriophages? They're the most abundant biological entity on the planet, and play a vital role in keeping us alive.
A self-defeating success story
A global program in which mosquitoes are implanted with a common bacteria is preventing the spread of viruses such as dengue, Zika and chikungunya – and could help tens of millions of people.
Desert fish a real survivor
As tough as gobies may be, the delicate environment in which they live is under threat from human activities.
Those flippers aren't just for swimming
Northern seals use strong claws to tear apart large prey, giving us clues about how they behaved when they first began feeding in water.
Championing change in STEMM
As a leader in her field, Associate Professor Dr Kate Hoy is determined to "pay it forward" to encourage women to pursue STEMM-related careers.