Australia's space sector responded positively to today's federal government commitment to a space agency. Our experts explain what must come next.
Evidence shows that otherwise high-performing female students under-perform compared to their male peers on certain questions in physics. We don't know why.
When humans are happy, they may smile, or laugh, or dance - but what do animals do? Melissa, age 12, wants to know how she can tell if her cat is happy and likes you.
Protecting culturally significant spacecraft enables people on Earth to feel connected to space as the common heritage of humanity.
Australia was a significant global space player during the 1950s and 1960s. Now we're one of only two OECD countries not to have a space agency. What happened?
Scientists say they now know that high energy cosmic ray particles that bombard Earth are coming from outside our galaxy. But the actual source still remains a mystery.
The South American horned frogs are ambush predators and use their powerful jaws to prey on large animals.
Weather forecasting, bushfire management, power and water supply: Australia relies on earth observations to the tune of A$5 billion a year. But we have very little control over the data we get.
Warnings are being issued to stay clear of an Indonesian volcano following a series of earthquakes.
There are local, practical implications linked to failed advancement of infrastructure projects that rely on expertise in space. Protecting Australia's water is just one example.
Imagine the Earth pulling everything it is made up of, all of its mass, towards its centre. This happens evenly all over the Earth, causing it to take on a round shape.
The speed of light is of great advantage when sending data over the internet, but it is a real challenge to master on a small chip. A new design offers a solution: convert the energy to sound.
Technology is driving a revolution in the way radio astronomers study the universe, and it could lead to new discoveries.
There has been at least one fatal bite from a very small brown snake in Australia. But now we know that venom is different in adult and baby brown snakes.
Did we evolve the capacity to produce sublime music simply to get more sex? Or are we driven by higher ideals related to living together in harmony? Maybe it's a bit of both.
While security researchers are yet to perform a thorough analysis of iOS 11 and Face ID, past issues with the hardware and software of the iPhone point to areas of potential concern.
Research that studied the pokie risks gamblers were prepared to take after they held a live crocodile has been awarded one of this year's Ig Nobel prizes.
Space exploration is exciting - but there are barriers for humans hoping to visit and even stay on planets. Buried ice on Mars could be a water source for interplanetary visits of the future.
The last signals from Cassini space probe before it burns up in Saturn's atmosphere will tracked by the Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex.
We have far more to worry about from outdated science that embodies dubious prejudices than we do from deep learning networks.
Apple's iPhone X is here, which means its push into augmented reality begins in earnest.
A former member of the Australian delegation to the Committee on Disarmament in Geneva explains how the CTBTO monitoring system detects nuclear tests.
The guarantees in Australian Consumer Law trump your new phone contract's fine print.
The Cassini space probe discovered liquid lakes, poisonous gases and the basic elements of life on Saturn's moon, Titan.
Ada, 7, wants to know why things close to the train windows zoom by really fast, while things further away seem to go by much slower.