It was a hot year for many Australians.
An annual assessment of the health of Australia's environment shows mostly stable conditions in 2017, but ecosystems on land and at sea suffered ever higher temperatures.
Autonomous vehicles are information-rich platforms thanks to the range of sensors on board that track, monitor and measure everything.
Sensors that monitor everything a self-driving vehicle does can help determine who is responsible in the case of an accident – the manufacturer, the service centre or the vehicle owner.
British theoretical physicist and cosmologist, Professor Stephen Hawking in 2014.
Stephen Hawking inspired people with his work on black holes and other mysteries of the universe. Many were quick to pay tribute to the theoretical physicist who died today in the UK, aged 76.
Flies will often sleep on the underside of leaves, to escape from heat and predators.
Mai Lam/The Conversation NY-BD-CC
Flies need good grip because they often sleep upside down.
X-ray vision is not only possible, it already exists – but using computers, not eyes.
Marcella Cheng/The Conversation
Human eyes don't have x-ray vision. But we can use radiography machines to allow our eyes to see inside things the human eye cannot.
Uncountable numbers of drink containers end up in the ocean every year.
Drink containers end up in the ocean at a truly alarming rate. Simply paying people a small amount to return them cuts that rate by nearly half.
We need to measure the volatile compounds that waft off the products in our homes and offices.
A surprising study published in Science found that as fuel emissions drop, consumer products are playing a larger role in air pollution.
Estimating shark numbers is extremely difficult and very contentious.
New research has used genetic analysis in a world-first effort to accurately estimate Australian and New Zealand white shark numbers.
A fly’s eye view of a rapidly approaching swatter.
Cameron Webb (NSW Health Pathology)
Why are flies so easily able to evade our attempts to swat them?
Trust is everything.
Politicians are always being told to trust what climate scientists are telling them. But can you have too much of a good thing? What happens when the exchange of ideas becomes too cosy?
Frost affected many crops across WA during September 2016.
WA Department of Primary Industry and Regional Development
We already know that climate change makes heatwaves hotter and longer. But a new series of research papers asks whether there is also a climate fingerprint on frosty spells and bouts of wet weather.
Is Bitcoin a bubble?
If Bitcoin is a bubble, it will be because its price rises are too great and can't continue. If it isn't, it will be because the Bitcoin market is still expanding. We just don't know which one yet.
Demand is growing for aged care workers in regional areas and so policymakers should be focused on this rather than manufacturing jobs.
Growth in high-skilled jobs is highest in Australian cities and for the country its low-skilled jobs.
CSIRO Parkes radio telescope has discovered around half of all known pulsars.
In mid 1967, PhD student Jocelyn Bell at Cambridge University was helping to build a telescope. She went on to discover a little bit of "scruff" - the first evidence of a pulsar.
Permintaan dunia kerja atas “people skill” atau kemampuan berkait dengan hubungan antarmanusia, seperti komunikasi, semakin meningkat.
Teknologi digital mengubah dunia kerja. Apakah keterampilan sains, teknologi, teknik, dan matematika (STEM) lebih diminati pemberi kerja? Riset menjawab tidak.
High level interpersonal and problem solving skills are what will make you employable in a digital world.
Despite the hype about STEM skills, research shows interpersonal, problem-solving and entrepreneurial skills will make you more employable in the 21st century.
The price of Bitcoin has slumped after a failure to agree on a new direction.
The price of Bitcoin has declined significantly in the past couple of days, after rising 1,850% in the past two years. Here are four reasons why.
The growth in global carbon emissions has resumed after a three-year pause.
AAP Image/Dave Hunt
After three years in which global carbon emissions scarcely rose, 2017 has seen them climb by 2%, as the long-anticipated peak in global emissions remains elusive.
Human activity, along with a strong El Nino, drove 2016 greenhouse gas levels to new heights.
AAP Image/Dave Hunt
Global greenhouse gas levels have hit their highest point in at least 3 million years, according to new figures from the World Meteorological Organisation.
Carbon dioxide flux over China, measured by NASA’s Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 satellite.
New data from a NASA satellite show in unprecedented detail the flow of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. Future satellites should even be able to detect the signatures of individual power stations.