The year is up, the numbers are in and we're about to go on summer holidays. Here's a snapshot of the Science and Technology articles you enjoyed the most in 2017, month by month.
The world watches and waits to see what will happen next at Bali's Mt Agung, an active volcano.
Five The Conversation authors were selected to feature in a compilation of the best Australian science writing in 2017, and one has won the Bragg UNSW Press Prize.
The 2017 Prime Minister's Science Prize winner is genetic researcher Professor Jenny Graves, well known for her 2002 suggestion that the male Y chromosome will self-destruct.
Sending humans to Mars is a 5-10 year project goal for several global operators right now. It's expensive - but Elon Musk unveiled his new commercial plan today.
The 2017 Australian Museum Eureka Prize winners include autism advocate and researcher Andrew Whitehouse, and The Aboriginal Heritage Project ancient DNA expert Alan Cooper.
New research suggests that New Zealand's bizarre nocturnal parrot, the kākāpō, needs plant hormones to breed successfully.
New research shows that satellite measurements of tiny movements of the Earth's surface can tell scientists what is happening in the deeper layers of our planet.
An international team discovers extreme underground conditions at New Zealand's Alpine Fault, which is due to rupture in a major earthquake in the next few decades.
From the discovery of gravitational waves, to the Pokémon Go phenomenon to the Census debacle, it's been a big year in science and technology.
University of Sydney conservation scientist Rick Shine has won a top science honour, for work that uses evolutionary theory to try and keep cane toads from killing Australia's native wildlife.
The pioneers of Australian scientific research, education and communication have been recognised in the 2016 Australian Museum Eureka Prizes.
A new study provides insight into coral-dwelling microbial communities and how they react to pollution, overfishing, and climate change. What does it mean for the Great Barrier Reef?
Although they think it’s 'more moral,’ most people would not buy a driverless car programmed to make choices for the greater good.
Under the Labor NBN plan up to two million extra homes will get fibre-to-the-premise without additional cost to the government.
The ancient Egyptians knew a thing or two about how to produce a vibrant blue pigment for their tombs and coffins. Now it's being used to help find fingerprints.
New research suggests turtle hatchlings work together with clutch mates to escape their underground nests.
A new scanning helium microscope offers the potential for capturing images with finer resolution than optical microscopes, but without damaging samples as with electron microscopes.
A new animal study has shown injections of antibodies might protect against HIV infection, albeit for only a limited time.
A burst of neutrinos detected deep under the Antarctic ice may have originated from a distant quasar on the edge of the visible universe.
Australian public and private sector organisations and individuals are facing malicious cyber activity that is unprecedented in scale and reach, Malcolm Turnbull warns.
An expedition to the Solomon Islands to investigate rare monkey-faced bats and giant rats will help preserve these remarkable species.
Indonesia finally has a multi-year funding scheme to finance long-term world-class scientific research.
One common terrestrial bacterium has been found to grow in the microgravity of the International Space Station than on Earth, although it remains a mystery why.
A new study suggests that mysterious high energy cosmic rays might originate from the supermassive black hole at the centre of our galaxy.