For the love of mangroves
A worldwide study shows that while wetlands are under increasing threat from global warming, rising sea levels and human population density, they're remarkably resilient – and Australia's are faring better than most.
Big bang far from certain on Lombok
While alarming, the recent sequence of earthquakes in Indonesia isn't necessarily leading to a large-scale eruption.
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.
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.
The poisoned plate of climate change
A food staple on which the world relies could take a deadly turn in the face of climate change.
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.
Sex, man flu and the water flea
There's a lot we can learn about ourselves from this tiny crustacean, including why men might well be more susceptible to the flu.