The headquarters of the Australian Space Agency will be in Adelaide. So how did we get to this point? Here are ten essential reads to fill you in.
The Moon has gravity of its own, which pulls the oceans (and us) towards it.
Genome editing technology has, and will always have, limits. Limits that are related not to the technology itself but to the intrinsic complexity of the human genome.
The ACCC would like closer scrutiny of digital platforms such as Facebook and Google – in particular with regards to user privacy, market power and operational algorithms.
Both the Coalition and Labor agreed to new laws that will give law enforcement agencies the power to access encrypted systems.
If the Australian space industry is to grow and create thousands of jobs then we need new policy around satellites to meet the challenges involved.
The Athena Swan charter commits research institutions to create a gender inclusive workplace, through taking action and being held accountable. 15 Australian institutions are now bronze awardees.
Digital identity assets, such as property records and Parliamentary proceedings, embody who and what Australia is as a nation. We need to do more to protect them.
Younger generations could learn a thing or two from their older counterparts about how to have a healthier relationship with digital technologies like social media.
The arrival of autonomous vehicles would ideally reduce the number of cars on our roads. But this is a pipe dream without a robust public transport system and willingness to share.
Osiris-REx will spend the next year looking for a good place to land on asteroid Bennu before it collects grains and brings them home.
More ripples in space-time have been detected from merging pairs of black holes, one of which was the most massive and distant gravitational-wave source ever observed.
Long ago in the distant past, our entire Universe was microscopic – just like an atom – and obeyed completely different rules of cause and effect.
Around 175,000 dogs and cats in Australian animal shelters are put down each year. But you can gift a pet a new home this Christmas, with the support of animal welfare groups.
Ancient stone tools found in what is now Algeria show early humans likely spread across Africa more rapidly than first thought.
Liquid minerals containing sulfur behave like a hot knife through butter – they're so corrosive they can melt their way through solid rock.