Holding the dipstick technology (from left) Dr Michael Mason, Professor Jimmy Botella and Yiping Zhou

New dipstick technology that enables pathogen detection and the rapid diagnosis of human, animal and plant disease in even the most remote locations has been developed by University of Queensland scientists.

22 November 2017
A new Centre for Horticultural Science will be launched at UQ next year.

A new Centre for Horticultural Science will be launched at The University of Queensland in 2018 to respond to the demand for plant-based foods, vegetables, fruit and nuts that improve human health.

20 November 2017
Crops of Brassica carinata being trialed on UQ’s Gatton campus.

Australian airline Qantas has announced the world’s first biofuel flight between the United States and Australia, with University of Queensland researchers helping to provide the fuel.

18 November 2017
Rising temperatures will put almost one quarter of trees in Australian cities at risk by 2070.

Rising temperatures will put almost one quarter of trees in Australian cities at risk by 2070, according to a study involving a University of Queensland researcher.

17 November 2017
Professor Andrew White at the launch

A seven-year Australian government investment in quantum engineering has been launched at The University of Queensland.

16 November 2017
PhD student Melissa Houghton at work on Macquarie Island.

A study into how a sub-Antarctic island’s ecosystem has changed since the eradication of introduced mammals has won a prestigious Australian Academy of Science prize.

10 November 2017
: The two pearlside species studied, Maurolicus muelleri (top) and Maurolicus mucronatus (bottom). Image: Wen-Sung Chung

A new type of cell has been found in the eye of a deep-sea fish, and scientists say the discovery opens a new world of understanding about vision in a variety of light conditions.

9 November 2017
A portrait of Professor Dorothy Hill by Jiani Sheng, Bachelor of Science (Honours) student with UQ’s School of Earth and Environmental Sciences.

The evolution of the Australian continent, the triggers behind volcanic eruptions, and the achievements of women in earth science will be on the agenda at a University of Queensland symposium this month.

7 November 2017
Yr 12 students in the NYSF program get an engaging experience of real science

Nearly 200 year 12 students will take part in the 12-day National Youth Science Forum in January when UQ hosts the program for the first time.

6 November 2017

Get up close and learn about underwater creatures at The University of Queensland’s Moreton Bay Research Station’s annual Open Day on Saturday 25 November.

6 November 2017

A discovery that bees have individual flying direction preferences could lead to strategies for steering drone aircraft fleets.

3 November 2017
Nest predators: boodies, a type of bettong (above), Image: John Lawson; a brushtail possum (below), Image: Andrew Mercer; a woylie (below left), Image John Lawson; and the painted button quail (below right), Image Greg Miles.

Native marsupials reintroduced in south-western Australia are a threat to ground-dwelling birds, a UQ study has found.

24 October 2017
Dr Romero is one of five researchers from Australia and New Zealand named as a 2017 L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Fellow.

A University of Queensland researcher has won a L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science award for her work on quantum alphabets.

24 October 2017
UQ's Emma Livingstone in Kowanyama for the 2017 program

A program that engages rural Australian communities with science also boosts visibility and career development for women researchers, a University of Queensland-led study has found.

20 October 2017
When two black holes experience their final death spiral before merging, they emit ripples in the fabric of spacetime itself. Swinburne Astronomy Productions.

Gravitational waves, black holes and a possible ninth planet beyond Pluto will be discussed at a free public event at The University of Queensland on November 7.

20 October 2017
Professor Jian Yang ... it's the second year in a row that a UQ researcher has won the Frank Fenner Prize

A University of Queensland scientist whose pioneering work has helped unravel the complexity of the human genome and genetic traits has won a 2017 Prime Minister’s Prize for Science.

18 October 2017
PhD student Kaylene Butler with a Balbaroo fangaroo model skull made by the UQ library 3D printing service.

Fanged kangaroos – an extinct family of small fanged Australian kangaroos – might have survived at least five million years longer than previously thought.

13 October 2017
Bali’s Mount Agung seen at sunset from Mount Rinjani.  Image: Rosino

Increasing seismic activity suggests that eruption of Bali’s Mount Agung volcano may be imminent, according to a University of Queensland volcanologist.

26 September 2017
Key factors affecting leaf size were night temperatures and risk of frost damage

Why is a banana leaf a million times bigger than a common heather leaf? And why are leaves generally much larger in tropical jungles than in temperate forests and deserts?

1 September 2017
Samantha Reynolds with a whale shark - image Janine Marx

Whale shark researchers have solved a long-standing mystery about where the world’s largest fish go during the Australian spring and summer.

30 August 2017