It's long been a mystery how queen bees stop their workers from laying eggs. The solution comes from understanding a gene we call Anarchy.
It might seem crazy to believe the world is flat. But for some people it reinforces a narrative that gives their lives meaning.
Some people love to pick holes in science fiction movies, such as Star Wars, especially when they stray from science fact. But does it really matter?
Our entire knowledge of one of Australia's extinct ancient giant birds is flawed because experts have been looking at remnants of the wrong egg the whole time.
Charles Darwin visited Australia 180 years ago, and while here, he had a revelation that helped spark his insight into evolution by natural selection.
As machines get ever more complex as we strive to make them complete more complex tasks, it's time to ask again: will they ever be able to think? But what is thinking anyway?
A good summer picnic, bushwalk or barbecue with friends and family can all be ruined by those annoying flies that never leave you alone. So what are they after?
Have you ever wondered what real scientists think of science fiction? Here's a selection of top pics from those in the know.