How much data do you still store only on your mobile, tablet or laptop?
We have never been so connected and we are producing more data than ever before. But how can we manage our data effectively while making sure it remains safe?
What’s going to happen next in Alien: Covenant?
Twentieth Century Fox
The latest outing of the Alien film franchise pits another human crew against a terrifying enemy. But how does the science stack up?
Press freedom is being undermined by the global trend towards mass surveillance and data retention.
On World Press Freedom Day, we must deal with the threat data collection and surveillance poses to journalism.
Saturn eclipsing the sun, seen from behind by the Cassini orbiter. Earth is the small dot between the rings on the upper, left-hand side.
NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute
One of the most successful space exploration missions of all time still has a lot left to uncover.
William Riker (Jonathan Frakes) entering a Holodeck simulation.
Star Trek/Screenshot/Memory Alpha
The technology needed to create a real Star Trek-like Holodeck is not that far out of reach.
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.
Moana takes to the sea.
Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
Disney's Moana has a remarkably accurate depiction of how Polynesian peoples navigate by the stars, and draws attention to the richness of Indigenous astronomy.
Just another of Australia’s creepy crawlies… but will it kill you?
Australia's snakes, spiders and other venomous critters tend to strike fear in many people. But is Australia's reputation as a nation of deadly creatures deserved?
The superheated plasma inside the fusion reactor is twisted by magnetic fields.
IPP, Matthias Otte
Fusion power, if it works, offers vast amounts of clean energy and almost zero carbon emissions. A new experimental fusion reactor has come online, and it uses a curious twisted stellarator design.
Is that a black hole, or a hole in their data?
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
There are a few red flags to look out for when reading about new scientific discoveries that can help you spot dodgy or unreliable work.
Mobile networks are undergoing the transition from 4G to the much faster and more capable 5G.
Mobile networks are making the transition to 5G technology, promising faster data transfer and improved coverage.
The modern world is a complex place, even if we don’t think it is.
Humans have limited ability to understand complexity, but there are serious dangers if we oversimplify things too much.
Stunning moon rise over Brokeoff Mountain, California.
A beautiful full moon will grace our skies on Monday November 14 this year. Full moons always rise around sunset, so look for it towards the east during evening twilight. Every month, occasionally even…