- Truss lifts ban on fracking, and will prop up fossil fuel companies in energy crisis
Leaders in the EU and the UK have announced markedly different plans to manage the escalating energy crisis, as August […]
- Field robotics solves problems we can’t even imagine yet – but to capitalise, it needs a more diverse data set
Australia, a country with vast tracts of agricultural land, escalating natural hazards and a booming resources industry, is a world-leader in field robotics.
- Food waste is a problem. Is getting rid of “use-bys” and “best befores” a solution?
UK supermarkets are scrapping date labels on hundreds of products to tackle food waste: could it happen here? And is it microbiologically safe?
- Are Earth’s major climate cycles changing? And if so, what will that mean for local weather?
Stand by for the global weather report.
- Huh? Science Explained: What is the James Webb Space Telescope, and what’s it looking for?
- Huh? Science Explained: How do scientists know how old the Earth is?
- Cosmos Briefing Science Daily Podcast: Post-coital spider adventures
- Cosmos Briefing Science Daily podcast: Finally a male contraceptive?
- The bother with biogas
The “clean” energy that needs to clean up its act.
- Climate versus cost: what does the UK’s energy crisis tell us about the economics of net-zero in an energy-scarce world?
Soaring power prices have fermented opposition to net-zero targets, so can lower energy bills and climate mitigation be compatible?
- Antibiotic resistance: an arms race going on millions of years
How can we fight antibiotic resistance by decoding its evolutionary history?
- How do scientists know how old the Earth is?
How can we be so specific about an event so far in the past?
- How Australia’s land can drink up carbon
The IPCC report released this week signals hope, but it comes with a fair few ‘ifs’. One of them is about the success of carbon drawdown.
- IPCC AR6: where are we now, nearly a decade on?
IPCC sixth assessment report on mitigation: The bad news? We’re polluting more than ever. The good news, though, is mitigation strategies are more possible than ever.
- Budget 2022: here’s what you need to know
Critical science-funding opportunities have been ignored, say the experts.
- The chilly origins of Australia’s egg-laying mammals
New research sheds light on the origin story of our mysterious monotremes.
- What’s going down at the Great Barrier Reef?
A massive bleaching event – the first during a La Niña climate cycle– has alarmed scientists, meanwhile new research suggests a potential conservation avenue.
- The carbon offsets conundrum
As a whistle-blower exposes flaws in Australia’s carbon offsetting schemes it’s worth asking the question: can offsetting be done right?
- Male contraceptive effective in mice
A non-hormonal contraceptive shows promise in mouse trials – is there hope for humans?
- One ORC to rule them all (for now)
Clearest image yet of a mysterious new space object.