Some believe neuroscience should change the way we punish criminals, but courts have been slow to embrace new approaches.
Diverse threads of the vast interrogation of nature we call science are coming together in a rich and mutually informative intellectual tapestry.
What can we expect Australia's next volcanic eruption to be like? That depends where and when it happens, and it could be sooner than you think.
The film presents some of the best descriptions of mathematics yet seen on the big screen. It shows mathematics as art and as a creative process of discovery.
Different parts of our brains process different things, like the facial features, voices and the gait of people we know. But it takes memory to weave them all together into a single picture.
Twitter users caught up in any emergency situation are usually quick to share their experience with followers. That information can be useful to authorities.
What science issues did Australia's first newspaper - edited by a convict - discuss in its letter pages? The same ones we talk about today: the environment, education and health.
There's a new video-on-demand service in Australia, and it might shake up the sector given its unconventional approach and appeal to young people who shun traditional television viewing.
From non-Newtownian fluids, to hydrophobic starch, to plasticisation - various flours can do amazing things. But you must choose the right one for the job!
Too often the impact of online fraud on people is trivialised, minimised or not even acknowledged by law enforcement agencies, families and friends. But we can do more to help them.
How does one of the world's most iconic science fiction television series depict women doing science?
What a Nobel prize-winning physicist can teach us about about trying to deal with the current global crisis over asylum seekers and refugees.
It might not surprise you that virtual reality is already being used for sex. But the diversity of virtual sex options might.
Human communication is complex, rich in nuances and frequently includes non-verbal signs. That's a challenge if you want an intelligent machine to be part of the conversation.
Why carry building materials from Earth into space, when we can build structures by 3D printing using materials found out there?
Imagine a world in which helper robots live with us, get us through the day and become our trusted friend. Well, science fiction is becoming science fact.
If you use one of the many apps to map your walking, jogging or cycling route then you could be giving away information that could be abused by others.
Hunting for meteorites in the vast Pilbara is hard work, but even a tiny speck can tell us a great deal about the sky billions of years ago.
Research showing that more than 90% of climate scientists agree that we’re causing global warming prompted plenty of questions. And the authors are only too happy to answer.
Technology that wouldn't look out of place in a Hollywood spy movie is being marketed at students to help them cheat in exams.
How dangerous really is horse riding and sports like eventing? While there are risks, they can be managed, especially if we learn to understand horses better.
The number of known exoplanets doubled this week to more than 3,200. But why have only a handful of these those new planets caught people's imagination?
Sometimes scientists, the media and the general public inadvertently conspire to oversell science, and that is bad for us all.
Most Australians do not understand how the Google search engine works and what is paid or free content in any search results.
Getting a scientific paper published about a significant finding - like the discovery of the world's oldest axe - is challenge in itself.