New dawn for pasta wheat in Australia
The University of Adelaide's durum breeding program today at the Hart Field Day will release a new durum wheat variety called DBA-Aurora which promises a step-change in potential durum production in southern Australia.
Little penguins forage together
Most little penguins may search for food in groups, and even synchronize their movements during foraging trips, according to a study published August 13, 2014 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Maud B ...
Ocean winds keep Antarctica cold, Australia dry
New Australian National University-led research has explained why Antarctica is not warming as much as other continents, and why southern Australia is recording more droughts.
Explaining Australia's new wave of animal extinctions
As a fresh wave of extinctions sweeps through the ranks of Australian native animals, scientists are deploying their most powerful weapon yet in the struggle to understand and head off the wipe-out.
Rescued Antarctic group due in Australia in two weeks
A group of scientists, tourists and journalists rescued by helicopter from their icebound ship in Antarctica is due back in Australia in a fortnight, officials said Tuesday.
Exmouth stalagmites reveal more climatic history
Paleoclimatic reconstructions from West Australian stalagmites have demonstrated how historic climatic events still determine Australia's current climate variability.
Australia Antarctic mission focuses on penguin poo, warming
Ancient penguin droppings and the impact of global warming on the Antarctic food chain will be the focus of Australia's latest scientific mission to the icy continent which departed Tuesday.
Collision-causing millipedes will eventually abate
An invertebrate ecologist says a recent low-speed train collision in Perth attributed to Portuguese millipedes (Ommatoiulis moreleti) on the tracks is a symptom of growing millipede numbers in WA.
Australian endangered species: Leatherback Turtle
Leatherback turtles (Dermochelys coriacea) are the largest, oldest and most widely distributed of the world's marine turtles.
Deep and wide: Stunning amateur view of the lagoon and trifid nebulae
Here's a beautiful deep look at a wide-field view of the Lagoon Nebula (M8, NGC 6523) and the Trifid Nebula (M20, NGC 6514) along with star cluster M21 and star forming region NGC6559. Amateur astronomer ...
Alarming new climate forecasts show why desal so vital for Australia's future
New climate forecasts warn of ten per cent streamflow losses into Melbourne's catchments and 25 per cent losses for South-West Western Australia.
Carbon buried deep in ancient soils
(Phys.org) —The unearthing of significant carbon stores in deep soils by scientists from the UK and Australia has substantial implications for climate change activities globally.
Cats threaten native mammal survival in our tropical savannas
(Phys.org) —Australia's tropical mammals are in trouble, with a quarter of species suffering serious decline since 1970, and the devastation evident in iconic areas such as Kakadu National Park.
Image: NASA sees controlled fires in Southern Australia
Today's image of southern Australia showing New South Wales and Victoria shows a series of controlled fires.