Humans would have first seen Kata Tjuta very shortly after arriving in Australia 50,000 years ago.
Aboriginal Australians have effectively been on their country for as long as modern human populations have been outside of Africa. We have a limit as to how long ago that was: around 50,000 years.
What constitutes cyberwar?
The difference between probing and mapping and actually attacking depends on the intent of the people doing it, which is hard to figure out and may change. The dangers, however, remain worrying.
MH370 safety investigation reports from the Ministry of Transport headquarters in Putrajaya, Malaysia.
A "lack of evidence" didn't help investigators find any cause for the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, but a report recommends further changes to try to prevent such accidents happening again.
Technology drives fake news. Could it also stop the problem in its tracks?
We used the latest techniques from artificial intelligence to study how support for or opposition to a piece of fake news can spread within a social network.
Artist’s impression based on real picture of Icecube lab.
A giant detector at the South Pole has observed a neutrino from a black hole in a distant galaxy for the first time.
Holding on in hurricane-force winds.
In the wake of two hurricanes in the Turks and Caicos Islands, researchers document for the first time that catastrophic storms can be agents of natural selection, influencing how species evolve.
If you're worried about food poisoning at your next barbecue, wait until you see what's for pudding.
US F/A-18 footage of a UFO (circled in red).
Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International license.
About 5 percent of all UFO sightings cannot be easily explained by weather or human technology. A physicist argues that there's compelling evidence to justify serious scientific study and that the skeptics should step aside – for the sake of humanity.
Bacteria exchange genes easily, but a newly discovered set of rules that regulate these exchanges could help us to prevent the spread of antibiotic resistance.
The discovery of molecular rules that regulate the transfer of genetic material between bacteria could help prevent the spread of antibiotic resistance.
This is the real reason you believe in superstitions.
Normal IT security practices might not protect you from malicious attacks that enter your system through everyday devices, such as USB keys.
Malicious code or deliberate design faults can be inserted into everyday business products before they even leave the original manufacturer. Here's how you can protect yourself.
Technology exists to capture carbon dioxide from the atmosphere but it has a big cost.
VAR is already proving controversial at this year’s World Cup.
EPA/ Yuri Kocketkov
VAR is part of a wider trend of digitalisation that threatens to make football less natural and spontaneous.
Chips with everything.
Sweden's deep relationship with digital technology helps explain why its biohacking scene is so unique.
Three allied male dolphins in Shark Bay, Western Australia.
Simon J Allen
Researchers have discovered male bottlenose dolphins can retain individual vocal labels – or “names” – to help them recognise each other in their social network, much like humans.
An artist’s reconstruction of the ancient fish
A 400 million year old fossilised fish skull gives us very early and previously unknown clues about how boney fishes evolved into the vertebrates we see today on Earth - including us humans.
There’s more and more good science news coming from Africa.
There are several projects and initiatives that offer hope amid all the bad news about African science.
Galaxy cluster MACS J1149.5+2223 taken with the Hubble Space Telescope. The inset image is the very distant galaxy MACS1149-JD1.
ALMA (ESO/NAOJ/NRAO), NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, W. Zheng (JHU), M. Postman (STScI), the CLASH Team, Hashimoto et al.
Astronomers have indirectly spotted some of the first stars in the universe by making their most distant detection of oxygen in a galaxy that existed just 500m years after the Big Bang.
Eyes in the sky: drone footage is becoming a vital tool for monitoring ecosystems.
Deakin Marine Mapping Group
Ecology is in the midst of a technological revolution. From tiny sensors that can be fitted to animals, to swarms of remotely-piloted drones, researchers have a host of new ways to study the natural world.
A life-like reconstruction of
Llanocetus denticrenatus, the second oldest “baleen” whale ever found.
Baleen whales are some of the least likely mammals, supporting their massive bodies by filtering tiny prey. New evidence from an ancient fossil sheds new light on how baleen evolved.