New find challenges 'simple' Australian artefacts assumption
Purposely sharpened or 'retouched' stone axes evolved in Australia thousands of years before they appeared in Europe according to researchers studying the south-east Asian archaeological record.
Sex-change flies to combat one of Australia's worst pests
Scientists have hit on a new way to combat one of Australia's worst pests—create a male-only line.
Dingo a distinct species, study says
(Phys.org) —The dingo has been classified as a distinct Australian animal following research that sheds new light on its defining physical characteristics.
Cosmogenic field trip in the Top End
Dr Toshi Fujioka and Dr David Fink from the Institute of Environmental Research ICCAS project, together with Dr Hendrick May, an ARC DECRA Fellow from University of Wollongong, carried out fieldwork in Kakadu ...
Researchers develop the first comprehensive map of geology beneath the East Antarctic Ice Sheet
(Phys.org) —An international research team has generated the first comprehensive map of geology beneath the East Antarctic Ice Sheet that will help to understand long-term changes in the largest ice sheet ...
Corals track strongest Indian Ocean current over 334 years
Natural variations in the warming and cooling cycles of the globally important Agulhas ocean current core region have been revealed in a new study of a Madagascar corals led by The University of Western Australia ...
Bailing out the world's fresh water bank
An Australian-based water scientist is testing a new technology to help save imperilled underground water resources in Australia and around the world as climate change tightens its grip on the global food supply.
After flight MH370 is found, what happens next?
Once any wreckage is found, then begins the slow process of trying to find out how Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 ended up where it did.
Ocean garbage frustrates search for Flight 370
Sometimes the object spotted in the water is a snarled fishing line. Or a buoy. Or something that might once have been the lid to an ice box. Not once—not yet at least—has it been a clue.
Uncovering the Irish story of Baker's Flat
There's a ghost town on Baker's Flat in South Australia, but you have to look hard to find it.
Australian soil carbon map sets a baseline for future gains
(Phys.org) —A new CSIRO-developed map of Australia's stored soil carbon provides an important benchmark against which Australia can track future changes in soil carbon storage or carbon sequestration.
Australia shoots down 'cruel' crocodile hunt plan
Australia on Thursday rejected a plan to let big-game hunters shoot crocodiles in the country's tropical north, saying the scheme risked encouraging "cruel and inhumane" behaviour.
What science communicators can learn from listening to people
No matter how strong the scientific argument and consensus among scientists there will always be people who reject the evidence. It happens on so many scientific topics, from climate change and vaccination ...
Pilbara study uncovers unique fly community
A Sydney-based entomologist has described a new single-species fly genus, found only at Millstream near Karratha.