US, China clash over call for ‘transparent’ COVID-19 investigation
The United States calls on China to allow a team of COVID-19 investigators from the World Health Organization to interview “caregivers, former patients and laboratory workers” in the central city of Wuhan. But Chinese authorities say they want to end political pressure on the search for the origins of the pandemic.
How far has the UK variant of COVID-19 spread and how fast is it changing?
Australian authorities say we should assume the UK variant COVID-19 will become the dominant coronavirus strain. This is how the UK variant of COVID-19 has spread around the world.
The collapse of the huge Arecibo telescope captured on video
The dramatic collapse of one of the world’s largest single-dish radio telescopes was filmed, showing cables exploding and a 900-ton receiving platform collapsing onto the reflecting dish below.
How sewer tests are helping Victoria detect coronavirus
Victoria is testing wastewater statewide in an attempt to find traces of coronavirus that could have been missed in other tests. This is how it works.
The first COVID swabs made in Australia, a promising sign for local manufacturers
They are a crucial frontline tool in the fight against the coronavirus and now a Sydney company has become the first to sell locally made medical swabs.
Rocket company plans space launch from Queensland within a decade
Adam Gilmour, Founder of Gold Coast-based Gilmour Space Technologies, Announces Successful Rocket Test and Says “There’s no reason we can’t send people into space from Queensland” .
Gilmour Space Technologies Hot Fire Test
Provided: Gilmour Space Technologies
Gilmour Space Technologies rocket engineers completed the first in a series of major technology demonstrations this year: a successful 45-second “hot shot” of their top-stage hybrid rocket engine.
Australian research vessel checks air quality in Hobart during coronavirus shutdown
Understanding of air pollution levels in Hobart is about to become much clearer thanks to restrictions on coronaviruses, with CSIRO’s newest vessel using its time while confined in port to measure atmospheric data .
Second strain of coronavirus ‘more contagious’ and spreads faster, researchers say
By Michael Slezak, National Science, Technology and Environment Journalist
A group of leading international researchers say the coronavirus has already mutated into a second strain that appears to have spread faster and more widely than the original strain, potentially compromising efforts to create a vaccine.
Merkel relied on science during COVID-19. Now its popularity is skyrocketing
Germany’s battle against COVID-19 is far from over, but it appears to have weathered the pandemic better than its European neighbors. It didn’t hurt to have former scientist Angela Merkel at the helm.
Fuel-eating microbes take off in Antarctica
This is not a sci-fi horror plot. Scientists are encouraging microorganisms in pristine Antarctic soils to eat the fuel that is inevitably spilled.
Think the Canberra hailstorm was intense? It was like in a greenhouse
As a hailstorm of unprecedented ferocity hit CSIRO greenhouses on Monday, researchers working inside the vulnerable buildings were faced with a split-second decision. Stay or go.
After 30 of his articles were retracted, this Melbourne scientist finally lost his job
A scientist at Swinburne University loses his job after an internal investigation into allegations of research misconduct and dozens of his articles have been withdrawn by scientific journals.