Professor Rob Brooks considers the profound effect of the "opium of the masses" - rock and roll - and questions whether the art form has seen its final days.
UNSW researchers have identified Australia’s most important wetlands for waterbirds, following one of the most extensive aerial surveys of its kind in the world.
Australia’s prolonged whooping cough epidemic has entered a disturbing new phase, with a study showing the emergence of a new strain capable of evading the vaccine.
Fossils from two caves in south-west China have revealed a previously unknown Stone Age people, giving a rare glimpse of a recent stage of human evolution with startling implications for Asia.
A year on from Japan's devastating earthquake, attention is on the recovery effort. But many scientists, and the Japanese themselves, are more concerned about when the next tsunami will happen and how big it will be, writes Professor James Goff.
Obese people who lose weight will encounter far less social stigma and may even be seen as fitter than if they had been lean all along, but they may still face prejudice, a new study suggests.
A proposed new clock tied to the orbiting of a neutron around an atomic nucleus could be so accurate that it neither gains nor loses 1/20th of a second in 14 billion years.
We carry an odd pair of sex-chromosomes – a large X chromosome and its diminutive partner, the Y, explains Russell Bonduriansky.
Antarctica might be the coldest, driest and windiest continent, but it holds a fascination for many including Michael Ashley, Professor of Astrophysics.
OPINION: Workplace stress is manageable, if we understand it properly, writes Carlo Caponecchia in The Conversation.