The best observations yet of a mysterious gas cloud that was heading for the black hole at the hear of our Milky Way reveal it may have more stellar origins.
A science centre in Western Sydney would help young people engage with science and promote STEM in Sydney's fastest growing region.
Christopher Pyne’s proposed cuts to ARC Future Fellowships will have devastating ripple effects well beyond those researchers who will miss out on research funding.
In light of another tragic airline crash, it's natural to ask whether air travel is becoming less safe. In fact, air travel is safer than at almost any point in history.
Scrapping the ARC Future Fellowships scheme would have a significant impact on the Australian research community, with knock-on effects for innovation, the economy, and society at large.
The mountainous terrain of the crash site of Germanwings flight 4U9525 will be a challenge for recovering the 150 people killed in the accident.
The European Alps where Flight 4U 9525 crashed -- killing 150 onboard -- are known by pilots to be a hazardous place. Just one of many things a pilot must consider during any air emergency.
Science matters and is important for Australia's future but there is evidence mounting that we are falling behind the rest of the world.
The Bellinger River Snapping Turtle is under threat of extinction, and it suggests something very wrong with the whole ecosystem.
With cybercrime estimated to cost the global economy upwards of US$400 billion a year -- and expected to rise -- what are the challenges to beating the criminals?
Women play an increasing role in science today but there are still some barriers that can prevent them from reaching more senior positions.
A new light in the southern night sky is thought to be an exploding star. It comes as astronomers reveal an ancient nova explosion is now thought to have been two stars colliding.
Encryption has come a long way since the days of Sparta and Rome, but it's still not 100% secure.
Europe is famously tesselated, with different cultural and language groups clustering in different regions. But how did they all get there? And how are they related?
There are still unanswered questions about the data retention bill, but it's now too late to get answers before it is passed into law.
The humble sparrow represents a conduit to nature for many, and its wellbeing is connected to ours. That's reason enough to celebrate World Sparrow Day.
The Abbott government's efforts to amend its data retention bill amid concerns about journalists protecting their sources is still a worry. And others should be concerned too, including MP.
Australia needs to take a longer term view of research infrastructure funding in order to prevent it from becoming politicised.
There is much excitement about graphene, a material only a single carbon-atom thick, but finding ways to do something with it that's affordable have always been a challenge.
The search for life on other planets gets a boost thanks to an old calculation that found Uranus in our solar system.
Social media companies and the law are both beginning to seriously combat revenge porn.
An estimated A$75,000 is lost by Australians everyday to online fraud but police are having some success in alerting people before they even know they're being scammed.
As hackers get more sophisticated in their cyber crime efforts we need to look to new technology to make our systems more secure, and potentially unhackable. So how can quantum physics help?
Many people fear technology is making us dumber, and they have great reservations about children using smartphones or computers. But technology ought to be embraced, particularly by kids.
Several dwarf galaxies have been discovered close to our own Milky Way and are adding to our understanding of how galaxies form. But why haven't astronomers seen them before?