An artist’s concept of what it could look like on the surface of one of the exoplanets of TRAPPIST-1.
Several of the newly-discovered exoplanets orbiting a small star appear to be locked in an intricate dance that hints at how such planetary systems can form.
It’s important to get the research across to and understood by decision-makers.
Research comes with risk and uncertainty so getting the right message across to the people who matter can be a challenge for scientists. A new plan out today hopes to change that.
Patience can be rewarded as with this composite of the 2016 Geminids meteor shower, seen over Mt Teide volcano on the Canary Islands, off Spain.
2017 is looking to be a spectacular year for meteor showers. So here's what to look out for in both the northern and southern skies.
Australia has slipped further down the international rankings in maths, science and reading.
Rather than leaping to conclusions about a failing education system, we need to look at what the data tells us about student performance at a state level to help us make more informed decisions.
Untangling the history of the Milky Way.
Understanding how the billions of stars in our galaxy formed and evolved is the subject of a huge galactic archaeology project.
Younger farmers are more willing to take up the opportunities presented by outside investment, a new study shows.
Young farmers are more open to outside investment and ownership of the family farm, than older farmers, new research shows.
Networking online might not be so good for your “social capital” overall.
Spending lots of time on the internet might be good for getting what you want in the short term but it might not work in the long term.
Millions of tonnes of food go into landfill each year.
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Australians send about 4 million tonnes of food waste to landfill each year – but what if we could use it for other purposes?
An artist’s impression shows the planet Proxima b orbiting the red dwarf star Proxima Centauri, the closest star to our solar system.
Astronomers have found an Earth-like planet orbiting our nearest neighbour, the red dwarf star Proxima Centauri. So any chance that planet may be habitable?
The ruddy hue of our moon in a total lunar eclipse.
The red hue of the moon during a total lunar eclipse gives astronomers at cue on how to find out more about the planets being discovered around other stars.
An artist’s impression of the polar orbit of WASP-79b.
More than three thousand planets have been found orbiting other stars in our galaxy. The challenge now is to find out more about these planets.
Real-time data on cities is changing the way they work.
Until recently data was largely retrospective, telling a story of the past. Real-time feeds are revolutionary.
Barnaby Joyce of the Nationals and Senator Nick Xenophon and his team may have more influence post election.
Business Briefing: Hanson, NXT and The Nationals, bad for business?
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The newly elected Senate crossbenchers and a stronger Nationals representation could mean bad news for trade deals but good news for local industry.
Christos Tsiolkas’ provocative Barracuda is his latest novel to be adapted for the small screen.
Barracuda is the latest of Christos Tsiolkas' novels to come to the small screen. As his characters grapple with anger and isolation, Tsiolkas celebrates community and the power of literature.
An artists’s impression of how common planets are around the stars in the Milky Way.
A look at some of the more obscure methods astronomers use to detect planets around other stars, in the second of a two-part series on finding world's elsewhere in the universe.
In the Exoplanet Era, we are learning that planets abound in the cosmos.
Astronomers have discovered more than 3,000 planets around other stars, so far. In the first of a two-part series we look at how they find world's elsewhere in the universe.
An artist’s impression of a transiting Jupiter-mass exoplanet around a star slightly more massive than the sun.
Many of the new planets found in other star systems have some extraordinary orbital behavior. So what's going on?
Ukraine’s Jamala reacts to winning the Eurovision Song Contest with the song 1944.
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This year's Eurovision had it all: geopolitical debates, a boycott threat, great music and a cracking Australian entry. Russia is outraged by Jamala's winning song about the deportation of Crimean Tartars - but the contest has always had political nuances.
An artist’s concept of select planetary discoveries made to date by NASA’s Kepler space telescope.
The number of known exoplanets doubled this week to more than 3,200. But why have only a handful of these those new planets caught people's imagination?
A dingo drinking at the freshwater Lake McKenzie on Fraser Island.
Research shows that the diet of Fraser Island dingoes ranges from bandicoots to iPods. What can be done to maintain a healthy population on the island?