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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.

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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.

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If similarities between the Xichang fossils and modern humans are reflective of shared ancestry, then interbreeding offers a plausible explanation, writes Darren Curnoe.

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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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Are you an early-career STEMM researcher with a flair and passion for communicating your work? Apply for Top 5 under 40, a partnership that gives a voice to a new generation of science thinkers.

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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.

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The bigger the animal, the deeper the sound they make. But not if they live in the water.

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A medical researcher's career is one of frustration and melancholy. What keeps them going?

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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.

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March for Science rallies will take place in cities around Australia on Saturday 22 April. Stuart Khan explains why he and others are participating.

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