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Scientists reveal secrets of insect evolution

Friday, 7 November 2014, 1:40 pm | CSIRO

SCIENTISTS REVEAL SECRETS OF INSECT EVOLUTION Using genetic analysis, scientists have been able to conclusively establish that insects originated about 480 million years ago, and that they developed the ability to fly some 80 million years later. More >>

Solving the Mystery of Ned Kelly's Remains

Friday, 3 October 2014, 12:49 pm | CSIRO

For the first time since his death 136 years ago a comprehensive study of scientific evidence has revealed the secrets of Ned Kelly, uncovering the truth of his burial, post-mortem and what became of his skull. More >>

A Telescope is Born

Wednesday, 11 June 2014, 2:26 pm | CSIRO

ASKAP is developing and proving technologies for the international Square Kilometre Array (SKA) telescope, which will start construction in Australia and South Africa in 2018. The image shows that ASKAP is now working as a fully fledged radio telescope ... More >>

What's In The Sheep Genome? Wool See

Friday, 6 June 2014, 9:12 am | CSIRO

After eight years of work, researchers have completed the first sequencing of the entire sheep genome. More >>

Indian Ocean Phenomenon Helping To Predict Extreme Weather

Friday, 29 November 2013, 3:13 pm | CSIRO

A phenomenon in the Indian Ocean that affects events in southeast Australia is helping to predict extreme weather up to six months in advance. The phenomenon, the Indian Ocean Dipole, is the difference in sea-surface temperatures between the western and ... More >>

Warming causes more extreme shifts

Friday, 17 August 2012, 6:57 pm | CSIRO

South Pacific countries will experience more extreme floods and droughts, in response to increasing greenhouse gas emissions, according to a paper out today in the journal Nature. The changes will result from the South Pacific rain band responding to greenhouse ... More >>

New Insight Into Climate Change In The Pacific

Friday, 25 November 2011, 1:45 pm | CSIRO

New research providing critical information about how climate change is affecting Australia's Pacific island neighbours and East Timor has been released today by the Australian Government’s Pacific Climate Change Science Program (PCCSP). More >>

Human emissions rise 2% despite GFC

Wednesday, 18 November 2009, 5:21 pm | CSIRO

Despite the economic effects of the global financial crisis (GFC), carbon dioxide emissions from human activities rose 2 per cent in 2008 to an all-time high of 1.3 tonnes of carbon per capita per year, according to a paper published today in Nature ... More >>

 

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