The "red sky" proverb has endured across cultures for centuries, and modern science can explain why this is so.
Be careful how you reward success. Was it achieved through hard-earned skill or just a lucky break?
Unless you take action to remove yourself before October 15, the federal government will make a digital copy of your medical record, store it centrally, and give numerous people access to it.
My Health Record is a step towards empowering patients with greater knowledge about their health – and could help save lives in emergencies.
It is hard to predict when quantum computers will be strong and fast enough to crack the codes that keep bitcoin safe. But that day is coming.
All five five planets visible to the naked-eye are on show in the night skies over Australia, and a Blood Moon on the way too.
There's peer review – and then there's peer review. With more knowledge you can dive in a little deeper and make a call about how reliable a science paper really is.
Key areas of focus for tweaking peer review include making journal editors more directive in the process, rewarding reviewers, and improving accountability of editors, reviewers and authors.
A manifesto from 23 researchers challenges old models, and outlines the major new directions archaeology should follow to solve the puzzling origins of modern humans.
Conquer the globe? You bet we did – but when did it start? A new paper shows early humans made tools in China two million years ago.
People are increasingly seeking out retro-style holidays, where connectivity is an afterthought.
If any game comes down to a penalty shootout then there's one spot a player should aim for to stand a better chance of scoring a goal.
Conversations about reproduction should be a routine part of medical care for transgender people – but assumptions and non-inclusive language can act as barriers to informed consent.
The same deadly nerve agent used against a former Russian spy and his daughter could be linked to a second poisoning that killed a 44 year old woman in the UK.
Video assistant referees have led to some controversial decisions at the World Cup. Rather than improving the quality of decision making by on-field refs, VAR could undermine it instead.
Universities are uniquely placed to ensure that those who manage security of networks and data work closely with those who research and study the same problem.
Of course we should have sympathy for the soccer team trapped in the cave. We should extend similar compassion to those caught up in long-term crises that are harder to tackle.
The pull created by a black hole is so strong that if you get too close to one – even if you are travelling away from it at the fastest speed it is possible to go – you will never be able escape.
For roboticists looking to nature for inspiration on how animals see the world, there's a tension between mimicking biology and capitalising on the advances in camera technology.
It's been half a century since Jim Bowler discovered Mungo Lady which changed the course of Australian history. But now he says the find has fallen off the national radar, leaving a legacy of shame.
A survey found very few people are aware of the social and health benefits from the wide scale use of autonomous vehicles. But their attitudes change with a little extra information.
Malicious code or deliberate design faults can be inserted into everyday business products before they even leave the original manufacturer. Here's how you can protect yourself.
Data breaches are fact of modern life. It's likely each of us will have our personal information compromised at some point. Here's how to reduce the risk and limit the damage if and when it occurs.
A wormhole is like a tunnel connecting two places in space. They would be incredibly useful and are great for science-fiction stories.
The problem is we haven't found any evidence of them existing.
It's possible the white spot virus is now endemic in Australia - in other countries where it has broken out, it has never been eradicated.