Renewables' roadmap role
Regardless of the federal government's mixed messages about Australia’s energy future, renewables have a vital part to play.
Explainer: Why whales strand
Whale strandings have perplexed observers since the days of Aristotle. The answer as to why they do is complex and, to some degree, it's still misunderstood.
Conservation legislation falling flat
The Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act is failing to adequately conserve and protect threatened species, and its scope needs widening.
Driving out dengue
The first results of a major trial using the bacterium Wolbachia to stop the spread of the tropical disease has been a huge success.
He ain't heavy, he's a thylacine
The 'Tasmanian tiger' was hunted to extinction based on its perceived size as a predator big enough to take sheep, but new research shows it weighed just 16.7kg.
Taking to the water
Researchers are using the environmental DNA sampling method to effectively assess animal populations in bushfire-affected areas.
Meet the ancestors
A breakthrough discovery in a South African cave proves three species of human ancestors lived in the same place at the same time.
Finding order among the chaos
The COVID-19 crisis has provided an opportunity to test investment tools devised to take into account the long-term impact of climate change on markets.
Most people don't realise that the stars are the reason for our existence, and we're learning more about them all the time.