Fish on the South Pacific island of Rarotonga evolved the ability to survive out of water because it helped them escape predators in the ocean, new research shows.
A study of the internal sound waves created by starquakes, which make stars ring like a bell, has provided unprecedented insights into conditions in the turbulent gas clouds where stars were born 8 billion years ago.
If similarities between the Xichang fossils and modern humans are reflective of shared ancestry, then interbreeding offers a plausible explanation, writes Darren Curnoe.
Russell Boyce is leading Australia’s largest team of space scientists and engineers in a project to harness the opportunities beckoning on the final frontier.
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Autonomous weapons have moved from science fiction to become a clear and present danger. But there is still time to stop them.
The bigger the animal, the deeper the sound they make. But not if they live in the water.
A medical researcher's career is one of frustration and melancholy. What keeps them going?
A team of five robots and 10 engineers from UNSW will represent Australia at the US$5 million Mohamed Bin Zayed International Robotics Competition, battling 24 teams from 11 countries.
March for Science rallies will take place in cities around Australia on Saturday 22 April. Stuart Khan explains why he and others are participating.