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 ...
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.
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.
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 ...
'Shuttle' technology reveals mineral formations
Technology developed in Australia is allowing drillers to detect rock formations deep in the earth and simultaneously survey the borehole—all during the drilling process.
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.
Scientists urge better information before further conservation decisions are made in Australia
How Australian naturalists manage dingoes is both a longstanding and current hot topic on that continent.
Australia's NAB cuts ties with virtual currencies
One of Australia's biggest banks confirmed Thursday it was distancing itself from digital currencies after reviewing its risk profile.
A new tiny species of crayfish from the swamps of coastal eastern Australia
Hidden in one of Australia's most developed and fastest growing areas lives one of the world's smallest freshwater crayfish species. Robert B McCormack the Team Leader for the Australian Crayfish Project ...
What to do about increasingly limited wireless spectrum
While discussions around closing oil refineries in Australia bring talk of future economic security, our economic future also depends on a less visible, but finite resource. ...
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.
Pilbara study uncovers unique fly community
A Sydney-based entomologist has described a new single-species fly genus, found only at Millstream near Karratha.
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.
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.