The world's oldest known material is from Western Australia. But for much of Australia's geological past, the eastern states simply didn't exist. They're relative newcomers to our ancient continent.
Elon Musk's new Semi has platooning capability - where multiple trucks commute in a line with a single driver in the lead vehicle. But could it work in Australia?
No human has been to the moon since 1972. But India, China and Russia would like to change that, and soon.
By taking on the role as leader in space traffic management, Australia can gain international power and exploit commercial opportunities.
The same-sex marriage postal survey gave Australians a chance to create data for social change. And that's rare.
A solitary planet in an eccentric orbit around an ancient star may help astronomers understand exactly how such planetary systems are formed.
Not everyone who could vote did vote in the voluntary postal vote on same-sex marriage. So what can we draw from the result if only four out of five eligible Australians took part?
The remains of the first known Australian, Mungo Man, begin their journey home today. Scientists hope they'll still get a chance to study the ancient remains, working with the Traditional Owners.
Australia must keep up its scientific presence in Antarctica and work with others if it's to maintain its territorial claim on the frozen continent.
Intentional actions by usually solitary octopuses improve a sandy site, allowing group living in 'Octlantis'. But the buzz around the site grew quickly, creating some interesting interpretations.
Hemp seeds are now legal as a food product in Australia. They won't make you high, but they are very nutritious.
Robots are a twin-edged sword. Used badly, they may one day perpetrate genocide and war crimes. Used well, they can prevent them.
Packed venues, rock star status. What makes some scientists so damned marketable?
Crested pigeons make a rapid trilling sound when they take flight that can be used to warn others of danger. But what is it that makes the sound?
Australia's problems with the national broadband network run deeper than what can be solved through an investigation or more monitoring. Maybe we were just too optimistic.
Australian tech firm Atlassian has recently warned that changes to 457 visas threatens to stunt industry growth. But is there more Oz tech firms could be doing to cultivate local talent?
A new look at some of the oral traditions of Aboriginal Australians shows a deep understanding of three red-giant variable stars, long before European observers.
Many users of digital platforms resign themselves to being monitored. That's surveillance apathy - and it's worse in society's most marginalised groups.
Human-induced earthquakes have been reported from every continent except Antarctica. We asked a geologist to investigate whether North Korea's nuclear tests could trigger geological changes.
Leading experts in AI and robotics want the Prime Ministers of Australia and Canada to join the growing campaign to ban killer robots.
Rare earth elements aren't actually that rare - but they certainly are useful. Erbium is used right now in the internet's optical fibre network, and could one day be applied in quantum networks.
The mystery object seen moving through our Solar system shows the void between the stars is far from empty. So can we expect more interstellar visitors?
What does it mean to be a responsible, mature and wise technological being? Our future lies in seeking real answers to this type of question.
Horse racing is enjoyed by millions of people but there are others who have concerns over animal welfare. A social license to operate may help keep all sides happy.
The excitement over the announcement of a space agency for Australia has now quietened. So it's time to work out what we want, and how to get there.