green seedlings sprouting from blackened ground

Most plant research focuses on grown plants or on seedling behaviour. It is only now that researchers are beginning to examine seed traits and how the beginning of a plant’s life affects everything which comes after.

Satellite view of two rivers with many tributaries and surrounded by red earth

Editorial: CSIRO's Warwick McDonald looks at the importance of water research in Australia and what it has yielded so far. Australia's world leading research is now informing water management around the globe.

Man and woman dancing hand in hand

For most of us, the word drought conjures images of a parched landscape, stunted crops, dry waterways and dead livestock. But what about rain dancing?