The message of an exciting future through innovation and high-tech start-ups has failed to engage the Australian community.
Controversial arguments and ideas should be listened to and open to public scrutiny. Only then can we expose those ideas found wanting and lacking any credibility.
Many images of planets have been manipulated. So have we seen their true colours? Not always, it turns out. But Jupiter's red spot really is red.
To understand how some creatures evolved, you need to see how their brain developed over millions of years. That's now possible thanks to some clever use of scanning technology.
It is generally thought that science helps good ideas triumph over bad. But one old and oft-refuted idea that questions why we are who we are, and do what we do, refuses to die.
New studies on the quality of published research shows we could be wasting billions of dollars a year on bad science, to the neglect of good science projects.
Much of the current research in quantum computing involves work at close to absolute zero. A simple breakthough with an everyday material could see them work at more acceptable temperatures.
Mathematics can help musicians and music enthusiasts create rhythms that would be hard to play manually or to otherwise compose.
Two Tesla cars running on autopilot have crashed this year, and one driver was killed. It raises the question of whether the company's autonomous driving system is safe for our roads.
Men still outnumber women in senior positions in Australian universities and other workplaces. Women are pushing for change but it's men who can help redress the gender balance.
The drive the get more women involved in science should start at an early age. But as one space researcher found out, girls can get nudged out of science at school.
Smartphone apps can help people cut back on the amount of alcohol they drink. But is it nagging apps or gentle persuiasion that people prefer?
Augmented reality games have been around for more than a decade, so what was it about Pokémon GO that allowed it to become a global phenomenon?
Racial abuse and violence and the intertwining of 'offline' and 'online' worlds call for new methods for opposing racism in public.
The Pokemon GO craze has transformed a generation of gamers who admit they would otherwise be inside watching TV, surfing the internet, or playing console games.
The latest Pokémon GO craze is transforming some public and private spaces as people interact with the game via their smartphone. In some cases, this might unwelcome, even problematic.
Galaxies are supposed to be the place where new stars are formed. So what causes some to stop this stellar production line?