Colliding black holes to exploding spacecraft, 2016 was an incredible year for astrophysics.
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.
Einstein's theories of relativity underpin our understanding of the universe, yet they're not taught in high school. How can we change that?
Sonification is a technique for converting data into sound. It could transform the study of distant worlds.
The OzGRav Centre of Excellence for Gravitational Wave Discovery will enable Australian researchers to be at the forefront of gravitational wave astronomy.
The observation of gravitational waves from a second black hole merger implies there are many more black holes in the universe than scientists had previously anticipated.
State of the art detectors have found another signal from a pair of collapsing black holes – the consequences could be momentous.
We find them at the beach, in every sound and light show, the miracle of wi-fi and now in the fabric of space-time itself. But what exactly is a wave?
Scientists being wrong is not a bug or a glitch – it's a feature of science and mistakes can actually lead to new, deeper discoveries.
Scientific advances – including the recent discovery of gravitational waves – force us to deal with numbers so extreme they're virtually inconceivable.
Why gravitational waves from the birth of the universe are a whole different story than the waves LIGO detected.
The hunt to find the source of the gravitational waves detected by LIGO on the sky is only just starting.
Einstein, an accomplished violinist, claimed that, had he not pursued science, he would have been a musician. That's worth reflecting on, in the wake of last week's discovery of gravitational waves.
Music has always played a role in our understanding of the universe. Listening to gravitational waves confirms thousands of years of metaphysical investigation.
There's a good reason you should care about the discovery of gravitational waves, even if you don't understand the science.
The discovery of gravitational waves has ushered in a new era in astronomy and physics. Where will the next big discovery be made? There's no reason for it not to be Africa.
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.
Sometimes big research news bypasses the usual scientific publishing process. Here's why that's not good for scientists or the public.