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  1. 9 February 2016 - Science Matters

    The not-so-plain Nullarbor

    The Nullarbor Plain, one of Australia's driest spots, was once a forest packed with gums and banksias as little as 3.5 million years ago, research shows.

  2. Podcast5 January 2016 - Up Close

    Whatever happened to the ozone hole?

    Atmospheric scientists David Karoly and Robyn Schofield discuss the ozone hole over the Antarctic, and what effect timely action has had in reversing it.

  3. 21 December 2015 - Science Matters

    The hole in the ozone

    The re-patching of the ozone hole is an environmental success story that's worth remembering as we strive to contain climate change.

  4. 18 December 2015 - Go Figure

    The science behind these big monsters

    How tropical cyclones, hurricanes and typhoons form and why climate change is reducing their number but increasing their power

  5. 11 December 2015 - Science Matters

    Cities for climate change

    Most people want cleaner, healthier and quieter cities, particularly given the effects of climate change. So why is it so difficult to achieve?

  6. 11 December 2015 - Science Matters

    What is tree bark?

    Ever wondered why bark is brown, not green? It's all about the chemical compounds.

  7. 10 December 2015 - Science Matters

    Three ways to save stressed-out coral

    Manipulating mutant cells and bacteria, marine scientists are working on ways to make coral more resistant to the damaging effects of climate change.

  8. 26 November 2015 - Science Matters

    The human fingerprint on a record hot year

    Just in time for the climate change talks in Paris comes evidence that 2015 will be the hottest on record, and greenhouse gases released by humans are to blame

  9. 23 November 2015 - Inside Business

    Learning to learn from bushfires

    Finger pointing, blame and scapegoating after a devastating bushfire is not the answer. Looking forward and understanding the risks is the right way.

  10. 23 November 2015 - Go Figure

    Big white clouds are light and fluffy right? Wrong!

    If you think clouds are big, white and fluffy then you are wrong. And you'd be surprised at how much they weigh, says a University of Melbourne researcher.