Sea ice across the Southern Ocean played a crucial role in controlling atmospheric carbon dioxide levels during times of past climate change.
CSIRO has welcomed the government's announcement of a national disaster research centre, set to focus on natural hazards and disaster risk reduction.
The rapid molecular test, called N1-STOP-LAMP, involves using a small portable machine that can detect SARS-CoV-2 from just one nasal swab.
The biomass benchtop flow reactor has the potential to turn a wide range of waste and biomass feedstock into fuels, fine chemicals, liquid fertiliser and ethanol.
Radiocarbon dating is set to become more accurate after an international team of scientists recalculated the technique for assessing the age of historical events and objects.
The HbA1c test measures the degree to which sugar molecules have linked irreversibly to molecules in red blood cells in the previous few months.
Australian and New Zealand scientists have shown a strong link between human greenhouse gas emissions and the increased melting of glaciers.
Blood tests based on the tau protein phospho-tau217 (p-tau217) may be able to detect changes in the brain 20 years before dementia symptoms occur.
The new test uses a single drop of blood — collected from a simple finger prick — and results are ready in a few hours.
The LIGO and Virgo observatories have detected gravitational waves caused by the collision of a black hole, accompanied by a mysterious astrophysical object.
The method has been found to detect kidney cancers with high accuracy, including small, localised tumours for which no early detection method currently exists.
Fresh examination of an Australian fossil has revealed evidence of a newly discovered plant species that existed more than 359 million years ago.
A groundbreaking new test can improve the early detection of prostate cancer compared with the existing prostate-specific antigen (PSA) blood test.
Feeding coral a dose of good bacteria increases their overall health and tolerance to stresses related to climate change, such as rising water temperatures.