Eating plastic makes for smaller mussels
Microplastics are stunting the growth of mussels in Victoria’s Port Phillip Bay, according to a study by RMIT marine ecologists.
Lotus effect: Self-cleaning bioplastics repel liquid and dirt
Inspired by the always immaculate lotus leaf, researchers have developed a self-cleaning bioplastic that is sturdy, sustainable and compostable.
We asked hundreds of Aussies whether they’d eat insects, and most said yes – so what’s holding people back?
Insects are sustainable, nutritious and delicious. They’re eaten by more than two billion people worldwide, mostly in the tropics, and have been a staple in Indigenous Australians’ diets for tens of thousands of years.
Fossil discovery offers new insights into global evolution of land plants
A 400-million-year-old fossil discovered in Victoria and described by RMIT researchers sheds new light on the early evolution of land plants.