Scientists reveal secrets of insect evolution
Using genetic analysis, scientists have for the first time been able to conclusively establish that insects originated approximately 480 million years ago, and that they developed the ability to fly approximately 80 million years later.
CSIRO produces 3D heel in world first surgery
CSIRO, St Vincent's Hospital and Victorian biotech company Anatomics have joined together to carry out world-first surgery to implant a titanium-printed heel bone into a Melbourne man.
Solving the mystery of Ned Kelly’s remains
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.
A sexless union to bear great fruit
We have received a $14.5million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to improve the productivity and incomes of smallholder farmers across Sub-Saharan Africa.
$28.8 million adds up for Indigenous students
Closing the gap in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander achievement and employment in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) is the aim of a new CSIRO education program, funded by the BHP Billiton Foundation.
Building trust is key to mining’s ‘social licence’
Australians have endorsed the important role mining plays in the prosperity of the nation but there is still much to be done to bolster the industry’s acceptance, trust and support, according to a CSIRO report released today.
Plastic on the coasts is ours
The world's largest collection of marine debris information has identified Australia's coastal rubbish is mainly plastic from Australian sources.
RV Investigator to arrive in Hobart tomorrow!
Australia’s marine science community is celebrating the arrival of the new Marine National Facility research vessel Investigator into its home port of Hobart, Tasmania on Tuesday 9 September at 10am.
From the caves to the classroom
The latest chapter in a long history of mapping technology innovation at Jenolan Caves will see students from around Australia explore the caves in virtual reality as part of Australia’s biggest school excursion.
River red gum - more than just a tree
So much more than just a tree, the river red gum has been central to the tensions between economic, social and environmental values of rivers and floodplain landscapes in Australia - perhaps more so than any other Australian plant or animal.
Biological agent closing in on weedy rampant escapee
Sticky snakeroot, Mexican devil or Crofton weed – call it what you want - since the early 1900s this weed has been causing grief in Australia. But now the release of a new biological control agent brings some hope.
Analysing Australians’ attitudes to science
Most Australians equate CSIRO with Science, and attitudes in support of CSIRO rise and fall with changes in community attitudes to Science. While awareness of, and trust in, CSIRO remains high across the wider community, increasingly young people and those with anti-science outlooks are unaware of, or uninterested in, CSIRO and its work.
A telescope is born
It may look like just dots on a page, but an image of distant galaxies taken last week represents a huge step forward for CSIRO's Australia SKA Pathfinder (ASKAP) radio telescope in Western Australia.