yesterday at 09:30. Facebook
'I feel the sky tumbling down'.

Here's how earthquakes work, from ABC Science.

The science of earthquakes explained

yesterday at 08:00. Facebook
"Carrion consumption by the swamp wallaby (Wallabia bicolor)"

A new paper from CSIRO Publishing and The Nature Conservancy Australia.

Photo: Russell Spence

CSIRO PUBLISHING | Australian Mammalogy

yesterday at 06:30. Facebook
We promoted this last week, but it's worth another push with its waning buzz.

"What we can learn from watching bees play golf: [ Scim.ag Link ]

— via News from Science
yesterday at 05:08. Facebook
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3D printing bones is so 2015... now we're 3D printing polymer cartilage and tissue as well.

Bone, cartilage and tissue; we’ve cracked the trifecta (and it’s made of titanium and plastic) - CSIRO blog

yesterday at 00:57. Facebook
Hit and runs occur on the ocean as well.
We looked at the data for collisions between marine animals and boats, and found over one hundred suspected unreported incidents.
We're looking next to crunch the numbers on how best to reduce such collisions.

How can we avoid collisions with marine animals?

02/26/2017 at 08:27. Facebook
Researchers predict that in five years time a pair of stars in a 'dance of death' will merge and then explode, becoming the brightest object in the night sky.

A comment from the article: "It's a prediction of an event that already occurred ... Mind = Blown!!!"

via Science

Colliding stars will light up the night sky in 2022

02/26/2017 at 03:19. Facebook
Feel like you've missed out on some cracking science news from the last fortnight?

Never fear, just listen here to our new show that'll catch you up lickety-split: Interronauts - episode two up now.

Listen: [ Csiro.au Link ]

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02/26/2017 at 00:26. Facebook
"[T]he SKA is in essence a vast radio telescope that will literally look back through time to the dawn of the universe. To call its mission ambitious is to redefine understatement – the SKA aims to resolve some of the most profound unanswered questions of our time."

[ Afr.com Link ]
02/25/2017 at 04:54. Facebook
From Australian Geographic:

"West of Atherton, in far north Queensland, lies a wonderland of geological delights – the legacies of ancient coral reefs, startling alluvial deposits and Earth’s longest volcanic lava flow.

Read more: [ Australiangeographic.com.au Link ]
02/25/2017 at 00:03. Facebook
To start off your weekend, here's some interesting speculation on the evolution of reasoning from The New Yorker. Are we masters at reaching logical conclusions, or masters of picking apart the conclusions of others?

Why Facts Don’t Change Our Minds

02/24/2017 at 09:09. Facebook
Over millions of years of evolution, natural selection - cut-throat as it is - selected our monkey ancestors whose eyes could better find and discern nutritious fruits, deserting others to starve and fade, and thus started the chain of primate descendants now able to play Twister and selectively avoid black jelly beans.

You can thank your fruit-hunting ancestors for your color vision

02/24/2017 at 06:30. Facebook
What you've all been unknowingly waiting for — Episode 2 of Interronauts, our new podcast!

We cross over to Antarctica for a chit chat, discuss graphene (the strongest material), and talk VPNs and how they might not be so private after all.

Interronauts | Episode 2: Spartan ants, graphene from soybeans, VNs, and a chat with Antarctica - CSIRO blog

02/24/2017 at 05:13. Facebook
Bee Code of conduct:
* Bee observant
* Bee efficient
* Bee humble, that is to say, bumble

— via ABC Science

Clever bees learn new tricks from one another

02/24/2017 at 01:30. Facebook
If you weren't a fan of nudibranchs before, you will be after this.
02/24/2017 at 00:17. Facebook
Comparatively four times the size of our largest building—the Burj Khalifa—the mounds built by our cathedral termites are veritable megastructures.
But how long have they been doing it? And what's their architectural heritage?

— via School of Life and Environmental Sciences, The University of Sydney

How cathedral termites got to Australia to build their 'sky-scrapers'

02/23/2017 at 04:15. Facebook
We know this sounds a bit like click-bait but.. you really should watch this video until the end!

This Battle Between an Octopus and a Crab Has a Surprising Twist

02/23/2017 at 03:24. Facebook
Don't you hate it when you're trying to impress someone at a party but then they ask you to explain carbon capture and you can't so you just slowly slink away into a corner?* Don't worry, we got your back.

*definitely not based on a true story at all.

Carbon capture and storage explained: with chocolate - CSIRO blog

02/23/2017 at 01:59. Facebook
Tales from students on board RV Investigator, Part 4!

“My name is Kelly and I’m a statistics graduate from Macquarie University currently aboard CSIRO’s research vessel Investigator, exploring the coastline of East Antarctica – proof that a degree in statistics can take you anywhere!

Working as an IT professional for many years, I yearned for a career that would satisfy my longing to...
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