The northern lights might look like magic, but they can actually be explained by science – here's how.
Scientists can be under-appreciated in Australian culture. Here are eight great fictional scientists to get you thinking about labs, test tubes and bold experiments.
While we move soap around, it lifts up invisible oil that holds germs onto your hand.
Women scientists are under-represented in science awards with large monetary value, but over-represented in service awards.
When I was little, geologists worked out Earth's surface was made of pieces, like a giant puzzle. Those pieces, called “tectonic plates”, move and bump into each other and mountains form.
Some colour blind people only have two kinds of cone cell in their eye. Others have three kinds, but the cones do not pick up the same light waves as the cone cells in most people's eyes do.
Expect a spectacular display of 120 or more meteors per hour – some of them brightly coloured.
As the expected costs of climate change grow, cities are on the frontlines of adapting to sea level rise and more intense storms – and finding ways to pay for it.
The scientific explanations might not be definitive, but your brain is largely responsible.
Neutrons can penetrate through matter, which means they can be harnessed for all sorts of important work.
An air pollution expert with years of experience advising federal regulators describes how the Trump administration is speeding up reviews and reducing scientific input.
Analysis of bones from over hundreds and thousands of years ago suggests that our skeleton today is more fragile than that of our ancestors.
A new statistical test lets researchers search for similarities between groups. Could this help keep new important findings out of the file drawer?
Bombarding people with scientific information has little effect. Something else is needed to jolt us out of our current climate trajectory.
Geometric icebergs can form around Antarctica, although such a perfect rectangle is unusual.
The 2018 Prime Minister's Prizes for Science were awarded at Canberra's Parliament House on October 17. Along with the top prize, life science, physics, innovation and teaching were recognised.
Rationality is the newest casualty of populist philosophy.
The journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) recently retracted several papers by a leading researcher on food and consumption. What does this mean for the researcher's findings?
Children feel less frustrated and are allowed to be creative and expressive in spaces where they make choices.
'I don't believe in God, I believe in science,' atheists often argue. But that doesn't mean their thinking is evidence-based.