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  1. 12 May 2016 - Science Matters

    Is Bhutan’s earthquake hiatus over?

    After centuries with no major earthquake, new research suggests Bhutan’s luck may be running out.

  2. 18 March 2016 - Science Matters

    How we can link some extreme weather to climate change

    Increasingly, we see human factors on not just the climate but the weather, and Australia is at the forefront of research in this rapidly developing science.

  3. 8 March 2016 - Science Matters

    A long climatic affair

    New research by the University of Melbourne has traced the human impact on record-breaking hot temperatures as far back as the 1930s.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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

  8. 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?

  9. 11 December 2015 - Science Matters

    What is tree bark?

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

  10. 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.