aerial view of Australian farm land

New thinking is required if we are to achieve the future we signed up for with the UN sustainable development goals, a new study has found.

Green bean pods

Have you, or someone you know, ever wanted to travel the world or move somewhere different but couldn't because of family commitments or a relationship? It appears that for legumes too, close relationships hold them back from spreading about the globe.

Bee on yellow flowers

The idea of infrastructure usually conjures images of bitumen, concrete and steel reinforcement. The first internationally-coordinated review of the state of the world's pollinators now calls for green infrastructure - even 'bee highways'. They've just published in Nature.

women working in rice paddies

In India and Nepal, better water management is helping to improve and secure the economic prospects for rural women.

Four cattle wearing radio collars standing in a line

CSIRO’s Digital Dashboard helps farmers optimise stock and pasture performance by combining in-depth on-farm data with global information on markets and weather.

160 people who attended the The Cutting Edge Symposium on Synthetic Biology are pictured on the steps of the Australian War Memorial. The event was held in Canberra on 4–5 April 2016.

Biofactories, biosensors and beyond: new technologies are being inspired by nature. Synthetic biology is one of the most rapidly growing areas of modern science and there has been a groundswell of interest in Australia.

A honey bee on a purple flower

According to a new CSIRO survey, Australia can now proudly call itself home to one of the healthiest populations of European honey bees in the world.

Cows laying down in front of wind turbines

A major study by CSIRO, the Australian National Outlook, reveals Australia has all the tools to achieve economic growth and environmental sustainability - we just have to choose to use them.

Two tractors preparing paddocks for cropping

Scientists have solved one of the mysteries of certain soil bacteria that allows them to persist without an apparent source of sustenance. It might lead to solutions for improving agricultural production while reducing greenhouse gas emissions.