The earliest typewriters had the letter keys in alphabetical order. The trouble was that if you hit two keys quickly the levers would jam.
The headquarters of the Australian Space Agency will be in Adelaide. So how did we get to this point? Here are ten essential reads to fill you in.
The Athena Swan charter commits research institutions to create a gender inclusive workplace, through taking action and being held accountable. 15 Australian institutions are now bronze awardees.
The 2018 Prime Minister's Prizes for Science were awarded at Canberra's Parliament House on October 17. Along with the top prize, life science, physics, innovation and teaching were recognised.
The 2018 Australian Museum Eureka Prize winners include astrophysicist and science communicator Alan Duffy and the citizen science app QuestaGame.
If you already write for The Conversation, thank you! But less than 30% of story pitches to our Science and Technology section come from women.
Funding for Australia's Space Agency is expected to be announced at Tuesday's federal budget. It's been a long campaign to get an agency up and running and The Conversation has followed the journey.
Facebook grapples with balancing the privacy needs of users with needs of the research community.
Hawking's most famous book, A Brief History of Time, sold 10 million copies and was translated into 40 languages, skyrocketing to the top of the bestseller lists in the US and UK.
Academics can control the way they engage with people, and communicate – and these are skills that get better with practice.
The year is up, the numbers are in and we're about to go on summer holidays. Here's a snapshot of the Science and Technology articles you enjoyed the most in 2017, month by month.
The world watches and waits to see what will happen next at Bali's Mt Agung, an active volcano.
Five The Conversation authors were selected to feature in a compilation of the best Australian science writing in 2017, and one has won the Bragg UNSW Press Prize.
The 2017 Prime Minister's Science Prize winner is genetic researcher Professor Jenny Graves, well known for her 2002 suggestion that the male Y chromosome will self-destruct.
Sending humans to Mars is a 5-10 year project goal for several global operators right now. It's expensive - but Elon Musk unveiled his new commercial plan today.
The 2017 Australian Museum Eureka Prize winners include autism advocate and researcher Andrew Whitehouse, and The Aboriginal Heritage Project ancient DNA expert Alan Cooper.
New research suggests that New Zealand's bizarre nocturnal parrot, the kākāpō, needs plant hormones to breed successfully.
New research shows that satellite measurements of tiny movements of the Earth's surface can tell scientists what is happening in the deeper layers of our planet.
An international team discovers extreme underground conditions at New Zealand's Alpine Fault, which is due to rupture in a major earthquake in the next few decades.
From the discovery of gravitational waves, to the Pokémon Go phenomenon to the Census debacle, it's been a big year in science and technology.
University of Sydney conservation scientist Rick Shine has won a top science honour, for work that uses evolutionary theory to try and keep cane toads from killing Australia's native wildlife.
The pioneers of Australian scientific research, education and communication have been recognised in the 2016 Australian Museum Eureka Prizes.
A new study provides insight into coral-dwelling microbial communities and how they react to pollution, overfishing, and climate change. What does it mean for the Great Barrier Reef?
Although they think it’s 'more moral,’ most people would not buy a driverless car programmed to make choices for the greater good.
Under the Labor NBN plan up to two million extra homes will get fibre-to-the-premise without additional cost to the government.