Global map reveals areas at risk of pesticide pollution. Credit: Associate Professor Federico Maggi, Dr. Fiona Tang, University of Sydney   ENLARGE Global Pesticide Use Is Set to Increase A global map of agricultural land across 168 countries has revealed that 64 percent of land used for agriculture and food […]

Artist’s impression of a thin gas cloud formed by tidal disruption from a passing star. Scientists think this is one of the possible ways the cold clump of gas detected in the study could have been formed. Credit: Mark Myers/OzGrav Distant galaxies used as ‘locator pins’ to detect ‘invisible’ gas […]

ANIMATION Australia’s east coast is littered with the remnants of hundreds of volcanoes — the most recent just a few thousand years old — and scientists have been at a loss to explain why so many eruptions have occurred over the past 80 million years. Now, geoscientists at the University […]