- Tracing human origins by foot
Six-million-year-old Cretan footprints challenge beliefs about human evolution
- Declining rainfall threatens vulnerable stream species in WA’s south-west
Species dying out as waterways trickle to a stop in the jarrah forests.
- Undiagnosed endometriosis compromises fertility treatment
There’s more evidence – if any were needed – to underline the importance of correct diagnosis for endometriosis.
- Human evolution: a last archaic hominin stronghold in India
New research reveals some of the last practitioners of an archaic human culture.
- Nuclear power in Australia: is it a good idea?
The AUKUS submarine deal has re-ignited debate around nuclear power. What are the pros and cons?
- Decoding the secrets of a forgotten human history during the Pleistocene
Dogged archaeologists continue to make discoveries that extend knowledge of early human history in this part of the world.
- A new window into the peopling of Polynesia
Population genetics and machine learning draw timelines on Pacific Island migrations.
- Can human bodies really be cryogenically frozen?
With Australia’s first cryogenics facility set to open this year, will human cryopreservation ever be a reality?
- Native logging to end in Western Australia
The state will phase out native forest logging by 2024 – so is this decision backed by science?
- Interview with ABC Tropical North: satellites
An interview with Meecham Philpott of ABC Tropical North about Space-X, satellites and the legality of putting things into orbit.
- The fight for the Martuwarra
Competing interests are vying for the resources of WA’s magnificent Martuwarra (Fitzroy) River system, while Traditional Owners sound the alarm.
- Fossil found in Brazilian police raid is best preserved of its kind
Illegal trade bust reveals a remarkable specimen of a ground-dwelling pterosaur.
- First ancient human DNA from the gateway between Asia and Australia
Genomic clues from the grave of an ancient ‘princess’ reveal a vanished people.
- Afghanistan’s unreachable US$1 trillion mineral bounty
A green-future wealth that could stabilise Afghanistan for decades lies trapped by the country’s past.
- CFC ban slowed global warming
New research shows just how much the 1987 Montreal Protocol has protected the planet.
- Breakthrough in quantum computing
A new way to manipulate spin qubits – and hasten the arrival of the quantum computer.
- Here today, gone tomorrow: the IPCC’s new report predicts the sea-level rise flooding our backyard
It’s certain that rising sea levels are due to anthropogenic climate change, but the effects are not felt equally. Low-lying communities across Australia and the Pacific are already gasping for air – if action isn’t taken, some islands – and entire nations – could slip beneath the waves.
- The journey of a 17,000-year-old woolly mammoth
The mammoth covered enough of Alaska’s ranging wilds to circle the Earth twice over – in only 28 years
- Australians still believe in science
3M State of Science Index shows Aussies have deep trust in science and scientists
- A 3,500-year-old epic text begins its journey home
A looted relic is finally returned to its rightful place, but the problem is enormous.