Melbourne's wild January weather explained
Hailstorms in summer, and sub-20-degree days closely followed by plus-40-degree days. Is it a harbinger of our changing climate, a response to some major atmospheric unrest, or just a series of unfortunate events?
Clapping underwater takes real strength. But wild grey seals can do it, to warn off competitors and attract potential mates.
Protecting our protected areas
Conservation sites are being compromised by commercial and population growth, putting pressure on ecosystems and threatened species.
Going back to nature over dengue
Eco solutions may hold the answer to controlling the spread of the mosquito-borne virus in Malaysia.
Overcoming the hydrogen hurdle
A water electrolysis breakthrough has huge potential to make hydrogen generation more economically viable.
'You don’t look like a scientist'
Times have changed, but the gendered stereotype that scientists are predominantly serious, professional, white men is one that persists.
Penguins’ poo on parade
Researchers have made a surprising discovery about penguins’ diets after analysing their faeces.
The setting sun
We usually speak of the sun setting in the west, but technically it only sets due west at the spring and autumn equinoxes.
A healthy gut to ease the pressure
Research is looking at the role a high-fibre diet can play in reducing hypertension.
Once biters, now shy
Baleen whales were sharp-toothed and ferocious feeders, but have evolved to become gentle filter-feeding giants of the ocean.