Each of PewDiePie’s videos attracts as many viewers as an edition of The Wall Street Journal.
YouTube star PewDiePie has recently lashed out at 'the media', but he's as much as part of the media today as any newspaper or website.
Do we really need one each?
Think you couldn't possibly do without your car? There are more options than you might think.
Galaxy cluster MACS 0416 bends light around it due to huge amounts of dark matter, indicated in cyan, acting as a magnifying lens for any background objects in the magenta regions.
STScI/NASA/CATS Team/R. Livermore (UT Austin)
Ingenious use of a naturally occurring cosmic magnifying glass suggests baby galaxies are a leading culprit for bringing light to our Universe's darkest moment.
On a hot day, does taking a cold shower make you cooler?
Some people swear by cold showers to cope with a long, hot summer. Here's why they'd be better off taking a warm one.
An artist’s impression of a Sun-like star close to a rapidly spinning supermassive black hole, with a mass of about 100 million times the mass of our Sun.
ESA/Hubble, ESO, M. Kornmesser
The discovery of a new black hole adds to our understanding of these celestial objects that fascinate in both fact and fiction.
The women’s Australian Open final had fewer viewers than the year before.
AAP/Lynn Bo Bo
Ratings across a number of sports are in decline. But this doesn't spell the end of live sport, rather it shows why we should strive to keep it on free TV.
Executive orders have the power to be socially transformative in US politics.
Although congressional Democrats have been vocal in opposing most of Donald Trump’s executive orders, they appear to have little support from Republicans to enact the legislation needed change them.
Opinions differ on the precise moment at which the human embryo attains moral status.
Stem-cell scientists have to work within many limitations placed on their research. One of these is the 14-day rule that outlaws research on pure human embryos over two weeks old.
Cafes might have hosted work for centuries but are they the best place for gig workers to do their thing?
When it comes to gig workers, research says it's better to work with others and in the same place everytime.
Danny Nalliah leads both the Rise Up Australia political party and the Catch the Fire Ministries church.
Charities in Australia can be political. They can advocate and lobby to further their charitable purposes. But they can't be party-political.
Not all the data captured by Telstra on how you use its technology is considered ‘personal information’.
The Federal Court has narrowed the definition of what can be deemed "personal information" in any data stored about you.
After Christmas, and the Boxing Day sales, it seems like a good time to ask: what is the purpose of all this consumption?
Little does this woman know what happens to her brain when she licks the ice cream.
It's a long, hot summer's day and you're looking forward to an ice cream. But within seconds of your first bite, you feel a headache coming on: a brain freeze. What's going on?
The discovery of the year was the first detection of gravitational waves.
Colliding black holes to exploding spacecraft, 2016 was an incredible year for astrophysics.
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A handful of our business economics writers share the favourite books they read this year.
The annular solar eclipse of 4th January 2011 as seen by the Hinode satellite. The Moon is slightly more distant from Earth than in a total eclipse allowing a ring of sunlight to appear around the dark shadow of the Moon.
Meteor showers, eclipses, epic space missions and more, 2017 will be worth looking up for.
The increasing proportion of children living in housing-related poverty confronts us with the question: what will we do about it?
Many children are living in low-income families that struggle to pay the rent to keep a roof over their heads. Unaffordable housing is fuelling childhood poverty, so where is the policy response?
Politicians talking budget deficits have a difficult message to sell.
National governments do not, and should not, behave like a private household.
Lucy Haslam and Alex Wodak helped convince the public and politicians that the time for legalised medicinal cannabis had come.
In 2016 three Australian states and the Commonwealth passed laws to legalise the growing of medicinal cannabis. It was an extraordinary result for a campaign that struggled for decades to gain traction.
Blockchain looms as the second generation of the internet by transforming it from an internet of information to an internet of value.
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If you think the internet has changed your life, brace yourself for the next digital innovation that's set to transform our world.