An artist’s impression of Kepler-22b, a planet known to comfortably circle in the habitable zone of a sun-like star. It is the first planet that NASA’s Kepler mission has confirmed to orbit in a star’s habitable zone - the region around a star where liquid water, a requirement for life on Earth, could persist.
Life could exist in another solar system in a different part our galaxy. Or in another galaxy far away. We don't have the perfect technology yet to study such far away places but we're still trying.
Jika memiliki anak pertama meningkatkan kesehatan mental orang tua, maka anak kedua justru sebaliknya.
Banyak orang tua memutuskan untuk memiliki anak kedua dengan harapan mengurus anak kedua akan tidak semerepotkan anak pertama. Namun penelitian terbaru menunjukkan bahwa anggapan ini ternyata salah.
You might prefer the way you look with a tan (most Aussies do), but you won’t when your skin is prematurely aged.
You need far less sun than you think you do.
It is estimated there are now more than 200 million cane toads across Queensland and northern New South Wales.
Pauline Hanson's idea to reduce cane toad numbers is fundamentally flawed, both in economic theory and in practice.
You wait and wait but still no reply.
Norms that exist in the real world don't necessarily transfer easily to the digital realm. Is it time we developed a new social contract for online communications to prevent reply-status nightmares?
The issues surrounding the use of genetic data are complex.
image created by James Hereward and Caitlin Curtis
Police have powerful new genetic tools. How are we going to regulate their use? A Genetic Data Protection Act is one solution to ensure confidence in the way DNA is accessed and used.
Hate crimes against LGBTIQ people are continuing, and many are reluctant to report them. But recommendations from a new inquiry could help.
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A parliamentary inquiry looking at hate crimes against LGBTIQ people could acknowledge injustices in how past cases were handled, and take steps to ensure better reporting mechanisms.
New research shows that when it comes to giving gifts, it really is the thought that counts.
Even though we might grumble about the pressures of Christmas, new research shows that we give because we genuinely want to make people happy.
While the first child improves parents’ mental health, a second child does not.
Many parents decide to have a second child in the expectation that two can't be more work that one – but new research shows that idea to be mistaken.
Scalloped hammerhead entangled in a Queensland shark control net at Magnetic Island, Townsville.
Courtesy of Nicole McLachlan
Some media have reported shark numbers at 'plague proportions' in Australian waters. But a new analysis suggests the opposite: species such as hammerheads and white sharks have plummeted in number.
Portadas de Time Person of the Year 2018.
Cuatro personas y un periódico son "Persona del Año" para la revista Time. Reciben este reconocimiento no sólo por lo que han hecho, sino por lo que representan para el periodismo, una profesión atribulada por diversos motivos.
Australia’s sprawling cities present many challenges to sustainability, but planning innovations can help achieve at least half of the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
Planning innovations around the world offer inspiration, but ultimately the innovations needed to make Australia's sprawling cities more sustainable must be shaped by local conditions.
Around 8% of the population experience swallowing difficulties.
We don't often give our eating habits much thought but the 8% of the population with swallowing disability need to plan carefully to ensure their food is the right texture and eaten at the right pace.
Uluru-Kata Tjuta: of 19 Australian World Heritage sites this is one of only two that recognise the values of ‘living’ Aboriginal culture.
Of 19 World Heritage sites across the country, only two, Kakadu and Uluru-Kata Tjuta, recognise the values of "living" Aboriginal culture. None of Australia's three sites inscribed purely for cultural values recognises Aboriginal people.
The excavations at the Normanton site in 2015.
When the remains of Aboriginal people who died more than a century ago were found, the local Aboriginal community wanted to know more about these past lives.
The annual award was this year shared between four journalists and a newspaper.
The four people and a newspaper who are Time magazine's "Person of the Year" have been given the acknowledgment not just for what they have done, but for what they have come to represent.
If they ask, tell them the truth.
Four out of five experts said no.
Up to half of stillbirths happen unexpectedly and a clear cause is never identified.
A Senate Report has put forward 16 recommendations to reduce rates of stillbirth in Australia targeting a 20% reduction in the rate within three years. We can do this by focusing on five practices.
All cancers have a similar DNA pattern that differs from that of non-cancer cells.
Our research has found that cancer DNA forms a unique structure when placed in water. We used this finding to develop a test that can detect cancerous DNA in less than ten minutes.
The South Pole Telescope and BICEP telescopes (pictured above) may discover clues that could teach us if there was something else ‘before’ the Big Bang.
Dr. Keith Vanderlinde/NSF
Long ago in the distant past, our entire Universe was microscopic – just like an atom – and obeyed completely different rules of cause and effect.