ABC Science and Technology News
White emu draws awe and finally solves a bit of a local mystery
by Daniel Doody And Simon Lauder on October 15, 2019 at 4:49 am
After a blurry first attempt at taking a photo of this rare white emu, the Theile family finally have the proof but hope it can be left alone.
Make-up techniques could be used as a weapon against unwanted facial recognition surveillance
by Malcolm Sutton on October 14, 2019 at 10:22 pm
Something as simple as make-up that makes a person look older could confuse facial recognition technology, experts warn, as the Government considers a bill to share data from driver licence and passport photos with agencies across the country.
Cause of mass mussel die-off off WA's south coast remains unknown
by Kit Mochan And Tyne Logan on October 14, 2019 at 9:05 pm
Authorities in Western Australia investigate a large mussel die-off that covered a 1km stretch of beach on the south coast last week.
on October 14, 2019 at 8:08 pm
'Insect Armageddon': Europe reacts to alarming findings about decline in insects
by Eric Campbell on October 14, 2019 at 4:59 pm
Recall when insects used to go splat on your windscreen during a country drive? It's rarer these days. Now, European scientists have confirmed what many suspected: insects are dropping like flies.
Sheep meat price surges as swine fever forces China to pay for protein
by Belinda Varischetti on October 14, 2019 at 5:11 am
African swine fever has depleted China's pig herd, creating a protein shortage that is benefitting Australian sheep farmers.
Humans are having a similar planet-changing impact to the asteroid that killed the dinosaurs
by Nick Kilvert on October 14, 2019 at 4:28 am
Researchers have calculated that we are now pumping out between 40 and 100 times more CO2 than all the volcanoes on Earth.
Sampling CO2 at Lastarria volcano, Chile
on October 14, 2019 at 4:28 am
If you punish bees for mistakes, they're even better at maths
by Suzannah Lyons on October 12, 2019 at 10:00 pm
We've been underrating the mathematical ability of honey bees, and it's all due to how we train them.
An HIV-like virus in koalas has given a 'pretty wild' insight into a new form of immune system
by Zoe Kean on October 11, 2019 at 11:30 pm
Studies of a koala retrovirus have led scientists to a surprising discovery: that of a "second immune system" in the species, and possibly all mammals.