We have evolved a tendency to find people with wider faces to be more threatening. But appearances can be deceving.
After Windows 8 flopped, Microsoft is betting big with a free upgrade to Windows 10 and a new strategy to keep the brand alive in a changing technology landscape.
Video games aren't only for kids. A new report shows that older Australians are embracing games, for a variety of reasons.
We need to ban offensive autonomous weapons - or 'killer robots' - before a new arms race to produce them begins.
Given Earth is our sole example of life in the universe, it's hard to know what we're looking for elsewhere in the cosmos.
Palaeontologists say it's rare to find a rich fossil site in an urban area. That's why they're worried such a site near Melbourne could be threatened by proposed development.
The recent claim that we might enter a mini ice age in 15 years is not only bad science, but it represents a failure of communication by both scientists and journalists.
Epigenetics is increasingly used as a buzzword to sell pseudoscientific products, but the truth of epigenetics is even more interesting – and complex – than the quacks claim.
Imagine if you could build a home on the moon out of moon dust. That just one of the possibilities being explored for 3D printing.
I sometimes forget that people can feel embarrassed listening to me talk about my research on sperm. But often those same people can also be a source of amazement and inspiration.
Astronomers have been looking for signs of intelligent life elsewhere in the universe for centuries. But the search has so far found nothing. So what makes this latest hunt so different?
The Parkes radio telescope is part of the US$100 million search for life elsewhere in the universe, but the investment will also benefit other space research at The Dish.
Today's world is drenched in data, and we need the best tools to help us understand and use it.
It takes a careful balance between art and science to illustrate the processes that take place within our cells and explain the complexities of epigenetics.
The rapid advancement of computing power has followed an unusual law that was first mooted a half century ago. But are there signs things could be slowing down?
By embracing science and technology, Australia's agricultural industry could be more efficient, productive and sustainable.
Astronomers can tell a whole lot more about a star or a galaxy if they break up the visible light in a rainbow of colours.
The existence of a "Planet X" in the outer solar system was the subject of great speculation, and was finally settled with the discovery of Pluto in 1930.
The rise and fall of the essential elements for life could have influenced the way life evolved over many millions of years.
Some of the harassment women face while playing video games could be due to bully tactics employed by lower status men.
Now the flypast of Pluto is over the space probe New Horizons will begin sending the data back to Earth. It will take many months but what will it reveal about the dwarf planet?
Lectures are being abandoned in favour of "flipped" classes, with lots of short videos and quizzes. But the lecture format has merits that shouldn't be overlooked.
The Palaszczuk government's first budget for Queensland has promised to drive new investement and jobs in the knowledge based sectors.
There will be increasing demands placed on our soil and water in coming years, so we need greater research into how to preserve and maintain these precious resources.
The New Horizons spacecraft is only hours away from its closest approach to Pluto. It's hoped the brief encounter will help answer many questions about the oddball member of our solar system.