World-Leading Scientist and Teenage Inventor Among Australians of the Year

She is one of the world's top scientists, whose research has propelled Australia to the forefront of advanced computing systems. But it was a speech...

REALISING THE PROMISE OF STEM EDUCATION

While there are many promising initiatives in Australia to engage students in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, there is a need to support these...

Mysterious object seen speeding past sun could be ‘visitor from another...

If its origins are confirmed, the asteroid or comet, named A/2017 U1, will be the first object known to come from elsewhere in the...

Revelation of Cosmic Secrets Triggers a ‘Frenzy’ of Global Scientific Activity

The collision of two stars in a galaxy far, far away, has been detected by a remarkable collaborative effort involving thousands of researchers around the world...

Could Zika Become a Cancer Treatment

 This virus can kill brain cells that might otherwise morph into a deadly cancer. Zika virus (shown in green) infects and kills stem cells (red)...

Scientists Create 3D-Printed Brain-Like Tissue from Stem Cells

Scientists in Australia have created brain-like tissue in the lab using a 3D printer and special bio-ink made from stem cells. Key points: Stem cells...

Science Festivals: Knowledge Making an Exhibition of Itself

Science was once seen as the stuffy domain of pale male scientists who spent far too much of their time in the laboratory concocting...

We can’t ever know whether or not our Universe is a...

Are we living in a simulation? A flurry of headlines says no: we need no longer worry about...

Men Get Most of the Research Funding – It’s a Serious...

In UK universities there are far fewer women in senior posts than men – particularly at professor level. Putting aside teaching, to reach this status, an...

Genetically Boosting the Nutritional Value of Corn could Benefit Millions

A field of corn, the world's largest commodity crop. Credit: NASA Rutgers scientists have found an efficient way to enhance the nutritional value of corn --...

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