One of the Vanguard satellites being checked out at Cape Canaveral, Florida in 1958.
When Vanguard 1 – the "grapefruit satellite" – was launched in 1958, its only companions were Explorer 1 and Sputnik 2. Soon it may have thousands of descendants swarming around it.
Labor leader Jay Weatherill concedes defeat as South Australians opt to toss the party out after 16 years.
While Labor lost in South Australia it was far from a disaster, and new Liberal premier Steven Marshall will need to move quickly to ensure he does not test voters' patience.
The outcome of the three-horse race between Jay Weatherill’s Labor, Nick Xenophon’s SA-Best and Steven Marshall’s Liberals is uncertain.
Much is in play for South Australia in this weekend's state election – politically and economically.
British theoretical physicist and cosmologist, Professor Stephen Hawking in 2014.
Stephen Hawking inspired people with his work on black holes and other mysteries of the universe. Many were quick to pay tribute to the theoretical physicist who died today in the UK, aged 76.
The Great War uses scale models to depict catastrophe through a keyhole.
The Great War uses scale models to give a worm's eye view of titanic violence. In Kings of War, by contrast, lethal events are viewed from the unsteady perspective of leaders.
Burial sites may contain treasures, or just old bones. And looters won’t know until they’ve destroyed them.
Julia Kate Clark
Mongolia's important historical sites are under threat from climate change and looting - and one exacerbates the other.
All types of sugars will give us the same amount of calories, whether they are from fruit or soft drink.
We often hear that we need to reduce our sugar intake. But don't skimp on the fruit – eating whole fruit (not juice) is much healthier.
Helen Morse lends her voice to the poetry of Memorial.
Memorial brings Alice Oswald's poetic retelling of the Iliad to the stage, with its furious indictment of war and its aftermath.
Brotherhood is produced by men with a sense of licence and tradition, and is sustained through particular rites of passage and rituals of abuse.
Addressing male cultures of tribalism and violence needs to be central to the response to reports of hazing and violence in Austrslia's university colleges.
A section of Hoda Afshar, Westoxicated, from left-right, #3, #9, #5, #1, #7 (Under Western Eyes series) (2013-2014), digital prints, 105 x 92cm (each).
Courtesy the artist.
The beguiling works on display in an exhibition by Muslim Australian artists are grounded in the realities of their daily lives.
Rachel Burke as Olivia (left), Miranda Daughtry as Annie (centre) and Anna Steen as Ruby in In The Club.
A new work by playwright Patricia Cornelius tackles the prevalence of sexual assault in Australia's sports culture. In The Club is engaging, poetic and relevant to our times.
Judging by available photographs, the Nauru processing centre definitely has a mould problem.
Several factors play a part when determining what kind of risk high levels of mould exposure can pose to human health.
Social media platforms can identify children who are most interested in or vulnerable to junk food and its advertising.
Today’s sharks are known to use electroreception to find their prey.
Many living vertebrates have the ability to detect electric fields, especially in other animals when hunting. But what can the fossil record tell us about the origins of this sensory system?
The SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket takes off from Cape Kennedy in Florida, USA on 06 February 2018.
The launch of Elon Musk's Falcon Heavy rocket is undoubtedly a spectacular feat of engineering - but the release of a sports car into orbit also says something about our values as human beings.
An ERT survey line on the New Castalloy site: the metal pegs allow electricity to be injected into the ground and the orange cable carries the current to the pegs.
How can we find buried bodies? Ground penetrating radar is one solution - but it's not always effective. Electrical resistivity tomography (ERT) offers a very sensitive alternative.
Opioids don’t work for chronic pain, and can make it worse in the long-term.
Australia is facing a critical public health issue of poorly managed pain. The result is more opioid-related deaths than the road toll.
The opening scene of The Cake Man, recreating the arrival of the British in Australia.
Robert Merritt, author of The Cake Man, grew up on the Erambie Mission at Cowra. His play captures the grinding poverty and emotional paralysis of the mission experience.
Naps have many benefits, including improving memory, reaction times and mood
The benefits of naps are similar to those experienced after consuming caffeine, but without the side effects of caffeine dependence and possibly disrupted sleep at night time.
A statue of Konstantin Tsiolkovsky in Moscow, Russia.
In the early 20th century a Russian scientist – regarded as the father of rocketry – made some novel predictions on where we would be in space in the 21st century. So how accurate was he?