Riders don’t always obey the rules on the use of the whip in Australian horse racing.
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Despite strict rules on the use of the whip in Australian horse racing, some riders still breach them.
Fusion power, if it works, offers vast amounts of clean energy and almost zero carbon emissions. A new experimental fusion reactor has come online, and it uses a curious twisted stellarator design.
After months of running in test-mode, the Australian Square Kilometre Array Pathfinder telescope is now gathering data at an incredible rate to give us a new look at how our universe works.
It's not enough to do groundbreaking research if the results are kept from the public. So CERN is making its results available to everyone via open access, showing how science should be done.
The extinction of the giant reptiles, marsupials and birds that once called Australia home has been the subject of much debate, including the role early Australians may have had on their fate.
The way early humans learned to handle food could explain why the majority of people today are right handed.
The humped Brahman cattle are now a regular sight across northern Australia, but it was a challenge to get them accepted by producers.
Our changing view of the night sky tells us about our place on a spinning world, and about our voyage around the Sun.
Tech companies are racing to create a new way of interacting with computers - artificial intelligence.
There are a few red flags to look out for when reading about new scientific discoveries that can help you spot dodgy or unreliable work.
What gets in the way of a productive conversation about risk communication? Being a normal human, that's what.
2017 is looking to be a spectacular year for meteor showers. So here's what to look out for in both the northern and southern skies.
2016 has been a long year, but it'll be made slightly longer care of a leap second. But why do we need such things?
Colliding black holes to exploding spacecraft, 2016 was an incredible year for astrophysics.
Many parents love sharing photos of their children on social media. But they should stop and think about how it might affect their children, now and in the future.
From the discovery of gravitational waves, to the Pokémon Go phenomenon to the Census debacle, it's been a big year in science and technology.
Want to contemplate some big questions this summer but don't know where to start? Here are some top picks from some of Australia's top philosophers.
3D printed food is already here, but not everyone is convinced it looks edible.
More data isn't necessarily better unless it's properly collected, curated and analysed.