The debate over whether lethal autonomous weapon systems (LAWS) -- often called 'killer robots' -- should be banned continues, although it's far from settled.
One way to protect researchers from funding cuts in May's budget is to make sure they explain the importance of their work to a wider audience.
Three-dimensional images you can see without special glasses have been created with a clever user of lasers and graphene.
There's nothing like raising an infant to help galvanise one of the greatest debates in modern linguistics.
The debate has raged for years on the origin of life-like structure in an ancient rocky find in Western Australia. But is it evidence of early life?
Twenty-five years on and the Hubble Space Telescope is still taking some amazing images. But there have been a few glitches over the years, right from day one.
There must be an easier way to rescue and reuse a rocket after the latest attempt by SpaceX ended in failure, again.
Two new forms of online harassment, 'doxxing' and 'swatting', are increasing in frequency. Here's how to protect yourself from them.
With more people using the web from hand-held devices the search giant Google wants you to see more mobile-friendly websites.
The change of lifestyle from 10,000 years ago had a dramatic impact on the male divefrsity revealed in DNA.
Who gets to name the craters and features on our planets was once an ad hoc affair. But now the public can have a say with just days left to vote.
There are very few jobs that are can't be done in principle by robots and artificial intelligence. What will you do when a robot takes your job?
How much might Australians caught illegally downloading Dallas Buyers Club be charged for their indescretion?
Change is needed to prevent sports performance experts from pushing the boundaries in a way that could potentially harm the health of athletes.
What happens to a galaxy when it runs out of the stuff needed to forge new stars?
The network of bone cells inside your skeleton rivals your brain in terms of complexity.
We're already building satellites that can sit in the palm of your hand. But getting them into orbit can be a challneg, and not only for technical reasons.
Scientists know so much about dark matter apart from what it is exactly. But are they getting any closer?
The government's announcement of a national science strategy is good for Australia, particularly for promoting engagement between science and industry.
Have you heard the one about Cheryl's birthday? It's the latest puzzle that's baffling people across the world.
Why put a dollar value on science when the benefits to our lives and society are far more valuable?
Many people are shocked by what children are willing to share about themselves online. Is it that they don't understand privacy, or just have a different conception of it compared to adults?
Boxing is big business but can come at a cost with severe health risks, even death. So what's being done to reduce those risks?
Scientists in the new Jurassic World movie have taken scary to a new level with genetically modified hybrid dinosaurs. But is any of this possible?
Downloading copyrighted material without permission is illegal, but is it morally equivalent to stealing a DVD?