Pluto's atmosphere is predicted to ultimately collapse and freeze over, according to almost three decades' worth of research from an international team of scientists.
More than half of all large ice-free coastal areas of Antarctica have now been disturbed by human activity.
Researchers have been looking at how different environments provide opportunities for animal-to-human diseases to interact with and infect new host species, including humans.
The Australian Antarctic Program is leading an ambitious project to search for the Earth's longest continuous ice core climate record from deep inside an Antarctic ice sheet.
Scientists spent the summer in a temporary lab set up on a remote Antarctic ice sheet, investigating a natural 'atmospheric detergent' that cleans the air of greenhouse gases.
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.