Posts by Andrew Wright
New ‘enigma’ moth helps crack evolution’s code
It is less than 10mm long, but the aptly named ‘enigma’ moth recently discovered on Kangaroo Island in South Australia is causing quite a stir.
Investigator completes Antarctic cold water trials
The new Marine National Facility research vessel Investigator has returned to Hobart after successfully completing its cold water trials, which took the vessel to 65°S 146°E, which is about 2500 km south of Hobart.
Turtle and shark tagging part of new Ningaloo Reef research partnership
The World Heritage Listed Ningaloo Reef in Western Australia will be the focus of a new marine research partnership between CSIRO and BHP Billiton Petroleum announced today.
New climate change projections for Australia
The projections are the most comprehensive ever released for Australia and have been prepared with an emphasis on informing impact […]
Greenhouse warming increases frequency of devastating La Niña events
Extreme La Niña events are projected to nearly double due to changes in the global climate, according to research published today in Nature Climate Change.
Cosmic radio burst caught red-handed
A short, sharp flash of radio waves from a mysterious source up to 5.5 billion light years from Earth has been detected by CSIRO’s Parkes radio telescope in eastern Australia.
All I want for Christmas is a good night’s sleep
Here’s something for the Christmas wish-list for Australia’s reported one million sleep apnoea sufferers - a new Australian-made solution - a 3D-printed titanium mouthguard to help let air flow freely.
Investigator produces its first Tasmanian sea floor maps
Over the past few weeks hydrographers on board Australia’s new Marine National Facility research vessel, Investigator, have created the first 3-D images of the ocean floor around Tasmania.