WA start-up turns coffee grounds into mushrooming profits

WA start-up turns coffee grounds into mushrooming profits

Two forward-thinking former FIFO workers are using city café waste as the basis for a sustainable mushroom-farming venture that’s making healthy profits with minimal overheads.
NASA is right: Australia needs CSIRO’s aerosol monitoring more than ever

NASA is right: Australia needs CSIRO’s aerosol monitoring more than ever

Having precise, reliable data on atmospheric aerosols in Australian skies is vital to maximising the stability, efficiency and output of our solar energy facilities – and agriculture’s ability to adapt to climate change, say scientists.
A ‘sixth sense’ for humidity helps insects stay out of climatic trouble

A ‘sixth sense’ for humidity helps insects stay out of climatic trouble

The discovery of the mechanisms – neuronal, genetic and mechanical – governing insects’ ability to detect changes in humidity may lead to new strategies for controlling pest populations.
Daily fresh fruit consumption linked to 30% lower risk of CVD in study of 500,000+ Chinese

Daily fresh fruit consumption linked to 30% lower risk of CVD in study of 500,000+ Chinese

Daily consumption of a mere 100 gram portion of fresh fruit has been linked with a significantly lower risk of heart attack and stroke in a new long-term, large-scale study.