Read the latest opinion articles inspired by science.
12 Aug 2020
Scientists devised a cheap, ingenious trick to save this bird from a blood-sucking maggot – and it works brilliantly
Saving endangered species from extinction is a challenging job that requires creative, affordable and effective interventions. In a rare good news story for conservation, we came up with one such method.
10 Aug 2020
From an effigy hanging from a noose to an angry opponent wielding scissors, those who've sought to protect the precious Australian Alps have always been up against it.
23 Jul 2020
We know the climate changes as greenhouse gas concentrations rise, but the exact amount of expected warming remains uncertain.
17 Jul 2020
Our responses to the COVID-19 pandemic have dramatically changed human activity all over the world. People are working from home, schools are closed in many places, travel is restricted, and in some cases only essential shops and businesses are open.
14 Jul 2020
The wild western end of the island, once a vast mallee woodland peppered with wildflowers and mobs of roaming roos, had been completely erased. An immense dune field covered with sharp blackened sticks now stretched beyond the horizon, to the sea, hollow and quiet.
10 Jul 2020
It's painfully clear nature is buckling under the weight of farming's demands. There's another way – but it involves accepting nature's limits.
10 Jul 2020
After the bushfires, we went looking for endangered corroboree frogs. Normally, they respond to our calls. But at some sites, the ponds were silent.
9 Jun 2020
Snow was once a regular feature of the southern Australian climate, but it has become less common because of climate change.