Scanning electron microscope image of the reproductive apex of a barley plant (Hordeum vulgare).


CSIRO's Media Centre provides journalists and the media with information about CSIRO's research and other activities.

Search begins for new CSIRO Chief Executive

The CSIRO Board has appointed recruitment firm Egon Zehnder to undertake the global search for a new head for Australia’s national science agency.

Rocks around the clock: asteroids pound tiny star

Asteroids hit the Earth, the Moon and even, it seems, distant stars.

Pilbara marine health check - good and bad news

A health and wellbeing check up of World Heritage-listed reef ecosystems in the Pilbara region of Western Australia will provide a critical baseline of marine conditions to government, industry and researchers.

New maps reveal locations of species at risk as climate changes

An international team of scientists has produced global maps showing how fast and in which direction local climates have shifted.

Researchers to debunk super spending myths

Researchers from CSIRO and Monash University in Melbourne are putting the spending habits of retirees under the microscope in an effort to understand the finer details behind how they use and manage their super in retirement.

Online game-changer to boost Aussie kids science skills

For the first time, a new online 3D educational world which replicates real life environments is set to improve the science skills of students.

New analysis promises better weed management of the Lake Eyre Basin

A new cost-effective weed management analysis has been developed to help protect one of the most unique regions in the world – the 120 million ha Lake Eyre Basin.

Texting teen driver takes out top science award

Just how dangerous is texting or making calls on your mobile phone while driving?

Teen innovators head to head for top science awards

From a glove which controls computers to bikes made from bamboo, the finalists in this years' BHP Billiton Science and Engineering Awards cover a diverse range of science and engineering that can teach us all a little something about innovation.

Bio robots make a splash in the Indian Ocean

Robotic floats armed with revolutionary new sensors will be launched in the Indian Ocean, as part of a new India-Australia research partnership to find out what makes the world's third largest ocean tick – and how both nations can benefit from it.

10 years on Mars leads to liveable mud

A team of researchers has found what may once have been the most liveable mud on Mars.

Bee sensors take flight to help farmers

Thousands of honey bees in Australia are being fitted with tiny sensors as part of a world-first research program to monitor the insects and their environment using a technique known as 'swarm sensing'.

Holly’s Christmas wish comes true: Horse takes first step in 3D printed ‘horse-thotics’

Horse vets and CSIRO scientists have given a surprise Christmas gift to ten year old mare, Holly, who suffers from a chronic foot disease.

Find black holes while you're on the bus

Got a tablet? Discover black holes while you ride to work! Or hunt them down on your home computer.

Bridging our big broadband gap

New research report reveals the impact of next generation broadband for Australian households and businesses.

It's electricity, but not as we know it

Australia's electricity landscape could change significantly in the future and consumers will be deciding just what that future will look like.

Helping miners find the right water balance

The coal mining industry will be better equipped to manage water and deal with extreme weather events, thanks to a new model developed by CSIRO.

Get the conversation started

Ever wondered how vaccines work, why whales strand themselves or if luck really exists? The Explainer: From Déjà Vu to Why the Sky is Blue and Other Conundrums is a collection of straightforward, accessible, and engaging explanations from those in the know on those everyday concepts that may have made you stop and wonder.

Indian Ocean phenomenon helping to predict extreme weather

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 smart software fighting fire with #fire

Australia's key disaster management agencies have joined forces to tackle the problem of how to access and interpret information gathered during bushfires, and other natural disasters to help emergency services save lives and property.

The one Toolie that's welcome at Schoolies

Over 28,000 students will descend on the Gold Coast for the start of schoolies this week, and while the party may be chaos, emergency departments on the Gold Coast already know how many patients will be coming through the door.

Black hole jets pack a powerful punch

High-speed 'jets' spat out by black holes pack a lot of power because they contain heavy atoms, astronomers have found.

Media statement

On 31 October, CSIRO Chief Executive Dr Megan Clark advised staff about changes to recruitment processes at the organisation.

Lead role for CSIRO in SKA R&D

CSIRO will play a lead role in the next stage of the development of the world’s largest radio telescope, the Square Kilometre Array (SKA), to be located in Australia and in Africa.

Robot rings in Phar Lap trifecta

For the first time, the body of Australia’s most famous racehorse Phar Lap will be brought together virtually using CSIRO’s Museum Robot at the National Museum of Australia.

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