Platypus milk could save lives

A platypus (CC BY-ND 2.0)

Ryan Ausden, Journalist

March 22, 2018

Drug resistant bacterial infections are getting serious, not only in Australian hospitals, but all over the world. According to a report compiled by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, there were 1,502 cases of one of the most serious and lethal infections, Staphylococcus aureus or ‘Golde...

Tasmania winner in CSIRO research centre deal

Tasmania winner in CSIRO research centre deal

Alex Warner, Staff Reporter

May 13, 2016

The CSIRO has announced plans for a national climate research centre to be based in Hobart with the new research centre to be staffed by 40 full-time scientists who will focus on climate modelling and projection for Australia. The 40 scientists will be drawn from existing CSIRO teams and will work...

“Losing the battle” as heat records rise


Jonah Highman, Staff reporter

March 17, 2016

Chief Scientist of Australia Dr Alan Finkel says that we are “losing the battle” with climate change, after the release of NASA data reporting that February had the highest average global surface temperature ever recorded. NASA reported the global surface temperature in February was 1.35C higher ...

Are we alone? Hawking launches a quest for intelligent life

This artist's rendering made available by NASA  shows a comparison between the Earth, left, and the planet Kepler-452b. (NASA)

Kristina Simich, Staff reporter

August 19, 2015

Australia has a starring role in the question that has tantalised the curiosity of humans for centuries: are we alone? A 'Breakhthrough Listen' project launched by Professor Stephen Hawking, funded by Russian billionaire Yuri Milner for the sum of $135 million, will see a team of astronomers embark...

Australian museums risk becoming ‘Digital Dinosaurs’

The Western Australian Museum, along with other WA museums, will be converting to digital technologies

Victoria Rifici, Production Editor and Staff Reporter

September 23, 2014

Australian museums have been told to increase their use of digital technologies and services after a Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) report warned they must innovate or risk becoming "digital dinosaurs". The CSIRO report has revealed that Australia’s galleries,...

Aussies to blame for polluted coast: CSIRO

CSIRO are left stunned with the amount of rubbish found on Australian coastlines

Jesse Morganti, Staff Reporter

September 18, 2014

The CSIRO has released the findings of a three-year study of Australia’s coastline, outlining the amount of waste washed up on Australian beaches. The survey found that around three quarters of all rubbish on the coast is plastic, with most of it coming from Aussies not throwing away their garbage...

CSIRO warns cyberhackers pose massive fraud, safety risk

CSIRO warns cyberhackers pose massive fraud, safety risk

Kyle Lipthorpe, Student reporter

May 5, 2014

The hackers of tomorrow will have the power to shut down global infrastructure, defrauding the public sector of billions of dollars according to a new report released by the CSIRO. The report, released ahead of the CeBIT Cyber Security 2014 conference in Sydney, says increasing reliance on digital...

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