The discovery of gravitational waves involved a team of more than 1,000 scientists from across the globe, including Australia. So how does such an international collaboration work?
It's taken centuries for our understanding of gravity to evolve to where it is today, culminating in the discovery of gravitational waves, as predicted by Albert Einstein a century ago.
The long awaited discovery of gravitational waves has sent ripples through the scientific world. Here top experts respond to the historic announcement.
The detection of gravitational waves is the final confirmation of Einstein's theory of general relativity, and opens up a new window into the cosmos.
It takes something as stupendous as the merger between two black holes to generate detectable gravitational waves. Here's how such incredible cosmic objects form.
The push to bridge the gender gap and encourage more women and girls into a career in science gets the backing of the United Nations special day.
Genetically modified animals can help to feed the world's burgeoning population, but there is still a lot of misinformation concerning its safety.
As Valentine's Day approaches, imagine if your date was not human, but a machine. Could there ever be a romantic bond between a human and a robot?
There are many recent cases of women being abused or harassed online. But technology can also play a role in preventing violence against women.
Much international aid fails to achieve its ends because the technology employed is not "appropriate" to its intended environment or culture. This needs to change.
Robots and intelligent machines will one day takeover the tasks currently carried out by medical staff. But are we ready to place our health care in the hands of a machine?
The chance discovery of an enormous stick insect has led to a breeding program that might lead to a world record for Australia.
Any shift in the focus of climate change research at CSIRO should look at how to stop the problem and reduce its impact on Australia.
The search for new objects, including new planets, in our solar system has turned up some interesting finds. There have been a few failures over the years too.
Most wildlife plays a key role in any ecosystem. So when one becomes extinct, it can impact their habitat. And we're now finding we may have lost more species in Australia than first thought.
The Murchison Widefield Array sits in remote Western Australia far from noisy civilisation so it can help us understand the universe by tuning into radio waves from the distant cosmos.
How often have you been urged to use common sense during an argument or a debate? The problem is, common sense is an unreliable indicator of truth.
It's long been a mystery how queen bees stop their workers from laying eggs. The solution comes from understanding a gene we call Anarchy.
There's something in the air that actually has health benefits when you take time to walk among the plants and trees. What that is exactly is still being studied by scientists.
When it comes to weapons with artificial intelligence, there's an argument for keeping a human in charge of some of the action.
It might seem crazy to believe the world is flat. But for some people it reinforces a narrative that gives their lives meaning.
The public outing of a number of high profile scientists in sexual harassment cases shows the current system of protecting women isn't working. But there is a solution.
We often hear that most people throughout history believed the world was flat. But that's not entirely true.
The magic and wonder of the mathematics of straight lines in curved spaces is best explained when you look to nature for examples.
No matter how much evidence scientists present in support of climate change there are those who refuse to believe it. They think it's all part of the consprarcy theory.