A robotic rover deployed in the most Mars-like environment on Earth, Chile's Atacama Desert, has recovered subsurface soil samples during a trial mission to find signs of life.
A catastrophic threat exists to 40% of species over the next 100 years, with butterflies, moths, dragonflies, bees, ants and dung beetles most at risk.
Scientists discover how 'twin' plants with identical genes, grown in identical environments, continue to display unique characteristics all of their own.
New research led by Museums Victoria has overturned previous theories about how the biodiversity of our oceans evolved.
More than two-thirds of water users are unaware of the threat posed by marine pests, according to a recent survey by Parks Victoria.
The Di Bak Parkinsonia fungal bioherbicide has become the first woody weed bioherbicide to be granted federal regulatory approval.
Dr Ana Hranilovic has discovered that certain strains of naturally occurring yeasts have beneficial effects in wine production.
Genome sequencing is providing significant genetic information for many of the world's plant species; however, more can be achieved through collaboration.
A new research and commercial partnership aims to explore the development of a sustainable agribusiness model for traditional medicinal plants growing in northern Australia.
Scientists are preparing to build a temporary lab on an Antarctic ice sheet, to reveal how much a natural 'atmospheric detergent' cleans the air of harmful trace gases.
The PCR-based method will improve monitoring and early detection of the reef pest, allowing reef managers to contain outbreaks sooner.
Citizen scientists are taking part in Virtual Reef Diver, a project that is helping scientists and reef managers get a better picture of the health of the Great Barrier Reef.
Renowned international plant biologist Keiko Torii will present the Annals of Botany Lecture at ComBio2018, a major Australian Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB) conference.
An international team of scientists have returned from a once-in-a-lifetime expedition that took them 400 km north-east of New Zealand.
A newly discovered molecular mechanism of gene regulation could help develop treatment strategies for genetic diseases.