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Gene Drives could eradicate invasive species – but is the risk too great?

Gene Drives could eradicate invasive species – but is the risk too great?

March 4, 2019

Feral invaders have threatened local ecosystems for years – gene drives could be the solution but at what cost?

Climate change leaving koalas high and dry

Climate change leaving koalas high and dry

February 7, 2019

Climate change is drying out eucalyptus leaves - but a clever innovation by a Gunnedah farmer is supplying water to stop koalas dying of thirst, reports Amy Yang.

Facebook? Don’t like. Twitter? Adieu.

Facebook? Don’t like. Twitter? Adieu.

January 23, 2019

Federal politician Ed Husic is just one of the many Australians who have quit social media.

The unexpected race to save some of our cultural icons

The unexpected race to save some of our cultural icons

October 24, 2018

Science and museums are in a race against time to save our plastic heritage.

Weedkiller still available, despite cancer links

Weedkiller still available, despite cancer links

October 24, 2018

Roundup - the easy way to keep weed away from crops. But what does it do to our food?

Sex on the blockchain: How cryptocurrencies are revolutionising the sex industry

Sex on the blockchain: How cryptocurrencies are revolutionising the sex industry

October 24, 2018

The digital disruption continues. Cryptocurrencies are moving into the sex industry.

Electric shock: Australia’s slow drive from petrol cars

Electric shock: Australia’s slow drive from petrol cars

October 17, 2018

Zero emissions, improved public health and autonomous technology are just some of the ways electric cars are tipped to change our world.

Lismore volunteers reimagine the Big Scrub

Lismore volunteers reimagine the Big Scrub

August 24, 2018

Only one percent of the Big Scrub, once eastern Australia's largest subtropical lowland rainforest remains. But volunteer efforts in Lismore are turning wasteland into a subtropical rainforest botanic garden.

The fires in the sky

The fires in the sky

July 19, 2018

Stars exploding is something we've seen in movies or read about in books countless times over, but how...

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