Artist’s impression of Schiaparelli landing.
ESA's second mission to Mars has become prey to the curse of the Red Planet – although the orbiter is heading for success, the Schiaparelli lander seems to have disappeared.
It sounds weird, but releasing small cane toads ahead of the main invasion front can help predators learn to avoid the biggest, most toxic ones. Here's exactly how it works.
Next time you bite down on something you're eating, spare a thought for the evolutioniary leap made by an ancient fish that gave rise to our jaws.
For more than three decades an egg found in a remote Australian desert was thought to be from a rare nocturnal parrot. So what happened when scientists decided to double-check?
Astronomers are making new discoveries about our galaxy thanks to a more detailed map of the Milky Way.
Since spawning a global craze, Pokémon Go has shed a third of its players, while downloads have dried up. What did the developers do wrong, and what can others learn about keeping gamers happy?
DNA analysis suggests that a newly discovered species of bison roamed Europe some 17,000 years ago - as prehistoric cave artists were trying to tell us all along.
The world's landfills are growing, which has prompted the search for new industrial processes that can use everyday waste items in some surprising ways.
Researchers from Kyushu University, Japan, are the first to turn mice stem cells into mature eggs that can be fertilised.
Social scientists investigate when and why liberals and conservatives mistrust science. The apparent split may be more about cultural and personal beliefs than feelings about science itself.
Brain stimulating headsets are being enthusiastically taken up by gamers aiming to boost performance. But there are risks, particularly for children or those vulnerable to mental health problems.
What did Isaac Newton, Captain Cook and Eddie Mabo all have in common? Each, in their own way, looked to the heavens to make sense of the world, and the importance of their place in it.
Design patents cover how products look – but how much does appearance contribute to profits?
Asgardia is calling for unrestricted research but history has given us many examples where this has resulted in unacceptable consequences.
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and senior ministers have been criticised over their use of WhatsApp, which can leave users vulnerable if their phones are hacked, attacked by malware, or simply stolen.
Claims that gin lovers are more likely to be psychopaths are just another case of science media misreporting - which should be a tonic to any tipplers who were worried by the news.
Here are some things Australia should do to protect itself from an increasingly weaponised internet.
The Micius satellite will encrypt data using fundamental laws of physics rather than crackable codes.
Is science really like crystal ball gazing?
Most of us keep tabs on other people's wrongdoings but suffer from 'ethical amnesia' when it comes to our own missteps.
A new telescope aims to figure out what became of the universe's original atoms once the first stars began to shine.
With Quickflix saved but Presto on the way out, it's hard to predict who will emerge as the winners as battle for video-on-demand viewers intensifies.
More and more examples of indiscriminate surveillance are coming to light. What can we do about it?
Driverless cars are the future, right? Wait. While things would be simple if our roads were 100% driverless, getting there is anything but. And planning for roads shared by robots and humans is hard.