Researchers have long suspected there's water - or ice, to be precise - on the Moon. New research now confirms it, and suggests it lurks in sun-starved nooks and crannies called 'cold traps'.
For 60 years, physicists thought they knew exactly how coherent a laser could get. Now the ultimate quantum limit to laser coherence has been found, and it's much much bigger than anybody thought.
The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted how much modern societies are governed by statistics. Despite their objective appearance, these numbers gain their strength from very human relationships.
It's the biggest monopolisation case since a 1998 lawsuit against Microsoft. But it may be several years before a settlement of any kind is reached.
The ABC could build a social media service to replace Facebook - but it doesn't have the funding, resources or political support to do so.
This Ig Nobel-winning research is shedding light on how ultrasound waves could be used to non-invasively control nerve impulses (and therefore 'thoughts') in our brains.
Leading tech companies are increasingly using AI to influence our behaviour. But how persuasive do we find virtual assistants?
Apple's newest release comes without a wall charger and earpods. While the shift could reduce the company's carbon footprint, users shifting to wireless charging will use more energy.
The criminal justice system presupposes people generally are free to decide whether or not to engage in criminal behaviour. However, the courts acknowledge not everyone has free will.
Next year's 'spectrum auction' will give telcos a chance to bid for access to high speed, millimetre-wave 5G. But big businesses are likely to be prioritised, not you.
Using music to represent the coronavirus sequence gives us a new way to think about and understand the genome.
The age of autonomous vehicles is edging closer to reality with the launch of a driverless taxi service in the USA.
We identify an experimental method which could finally reveal whether objects much larger than atoms - such as humans or animals - can exist in several places at once.
Scientists are revealing the extent to which our behaviour is influenced by our genes, calling into question our capacity for free will. But there is still scope for change.
Tinder and similar apps fail to properly address issues of online harm. A lack of policy is to blame, as well as app design features and society's general attitudes towards more minor cases of abuse.
Surprising findings on an exquisite and huge star system in our Milky Way suggest future potential for an extremely rare gamma-ray burst. This event has never been observed in our galaxy.
During Mental Health Week, let's look at why some people, such as those experiencing depression or substance dependency, struggle to make decisions like everyone else.
Have you ever watched something because YouTube recommended it to you? You've probably been influenced by an algorithm. But at the end of the day, underneath all the algorithms are people.
A Facebook ban on QAnon may not be the best way to address the fast-growing far-right conspiracy movement.
Jennifer Doudna and Emmanuelle Charpentier have been awarded the Nobel prize in Chemistry for their revolutionary work on 'gene scissors' that can edit DNA.
Several theories have suggested either humans, climate change or both drove megafauna extinctions in Southeast Asia. Our newest work suggests otherwise.
Is everything predetermined, or is it all random? Or is there something in between that we call free will that defies our attempts to explain it?
Victoria currently has three avian influenza outbreaks across six farms. They are being treated as an emergency. Here's how authorities are responding.
The documentary educates viewers about the problems social networks present to both our privacy and agency online. But it doesn't really tell us how to fight the tide.
From 2017 to 2019, Twitter users in the United States saw many tweets related to vaccination but only rarely encountered anti-vaccine content and almost never saw content from bots.