Research & development

Some coral reefs demonstrate tolerance to ocean warming

15 September, 2021

Some coral communities are becoming more heat tolerant as ocean temperatures rise, offering hope for corals in a changing climate.

Fewer El Niño and La Niña events expected in a warmer world

03 September, 2021

The cycling between warm El Niño and cold La Niña conditions in the eastern Pacific has persisted without major interruptions for at least the last 11,000 years.

No more liver biopsies for haemochromatosis patients?

30 August, 2021

Liver damage caused by a life-threatening genetic blood disorder, known as hereditary haemochromatosis, can be detected with a simple blood test or scan.

Probiotics and selective breeding help coral survive the heat

26 August, 2021

Two new studies have proposed novel methods of helping coral to survive warmer ocean temperatures.

CFC ban gave Earth a chance against global warming

20 August, 2021

Without the global ban on chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) we would already be facing the reality of a "scorched Earth", according to international researchers.

July was officially Earth's hottest month on record

17 August, 2021

July is typically the world's warmest month of the year, but July 2021 outdid itself as the hottest July and month ever recorded.

Immediate changes required to limit global warming: IPCC

10 August, 2021

Scientists are observing changes in the Earth's climate in every region and across the whole climate system, according to the latest IPCC report.

New peak body and CRC for Aus seaweed industry

09 August, 2021

Australia's emerging seaweed sector has launched a new peak body, while the federal government has provided $59m to fund the Marine Bioproducts CRC.

DNA testing reveals the true origins of honey

03 August, 2021

DNA testing of Australian honey can reveal where it was produced and its main floral sources, according to researchers from CSIRO.

Test to better detect early-stage ovarian cancer

30 July, 2021

A new test could help reduce the high mortality rate from ovarian cancer by dramatically improving the accuracy of early detection.

One-hour Hendra test developed for horses

23 July, 2021

Vets have developed a diagnostic point-of-care kit that is claimed to detect the deadly Hendra virus in horses faster than ever — in under an hour, rather than days.

Massive explosion explains star's mysterious metal elements

19 July, 2021

Astronomers have potentially discovered the first evidence of the destruction of a collapsed rapidly spinning star — described as a "magneto-rotational hypernova".

Blood test could help diagnose frontotemporal dementia

16 July, 2021

Blood-based measurement of glial fibrillary acidic protein (GFAP) can distinguish patients with frontotemporal dementia from those with primary psychiatric disorders or healthy individuals.

Huge prehistoric crocodile documented by Qld researchers

08 July, 2021

A new species of large prehistoric crocodile that roamed South East Queensland's waterways millions of years ago has been documented by UQ researchers.

Rapid malaria test kit useful for developing countries

07 July, 2021

The kit could facilitate the diagnosis of malaria in the field, as it is anticipated to be lightweight, easy to use and able to detect the disease in its early stages.

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