The apartment complex in Erskineville, Sydney, that is abandoned due to fears the homes are on contaminated ground.
Hundreds of thousands of Australians are forced into inadequate or unhealthy housing by high housing costs.
The ancestral population of modern humans appears to have split as it moved across Asia.
New research outlines how the ancestors of modern humans interbred with several archaic human groups on the passage from Africa to Australia.
As keen as we may be to hear about any health benefits of drinking coffee, the headlines aren’t always what they seem.
Caffeine may be able to increase the function of what we call 'brown fat'. But we shouldn't immediately scramble for the closest long black or flat white and expect to see the kilos drop.
The medevac law was passed to streamline the process for emergency medical evacuation of refugees from Manus Island and Nauru. Thirty-one people have been transferred since its passage.
Refugee Action Coalition
With parliament sitting next week, the home affairs minister is pressuring Labor to support a repeal of the medevac law. But the law has worked just as it was intended.
The first people to walk along the shores of northern Australia arrived more than 50,000 years ago.
New research shows just how many first people were needed to create a viable population in what is now Australia.
US singer Lady Gaga disclosed she lives with the chronic pain condition fibromyalgia, which affects about 2% of the population.
Adriana M. Barraza/WENN.com/AAP
People with fibromyalgia live with chronic pain all over their body. And not all treatments work for everyone.
A fossil of the giant new trilobite species
There is evidence to show this monster of the ancient sea was a cannibal, feeding on its own kind.
Rocks contain a layer-by-layer record of the history of our planet.
As strange as it sounds, rocks are made from stardust.
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launch from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida, US, May 2019.
This are looking up when it comes to launching things into space from Australia. The rules on what can be launched are currently under review and open for comment.
Iranian Kurdish poet Behrouz Boochani, a long term detainee on Manus, wrote about the cruelty he witnessed in detention in his book, No Friend but the Mountain.
Amnesty International via AAP
It's critical that the Australian government take a new direction in refugee policy and move beyond its tired rhetoric of deterrence as a justification for detaining refugees on Nauru and Manus.
The consumer watchdog has accused Kogan Australia of misleading customers, by touting discounts on more than 600 items it had previously raised the price of.
Insights from behavioural (and traditional) economics help explain why discounting – both real and fake – is such an effective marketing ploy.
Morrison’s Cabinet features a few new faces, and several familiar ministers in different roles.
The Conversation / AAP Images
Scott Morrison's new ministry includes a few new faces and several new roles for familiar cabinet members. Our experts take a closer look at each portfolio.
“Vic Stockwell’s puzzle”: a close but anciently separated relative of the eucalypts.
Stockwellia has links back to the epoch before Australia separated into its own continent and was mostly covered in rainforest.
There’s no need to be put off using sunscreen.
A study that found chemicals from sunscreen in people's blood has made headlines. But the participants were applying huge amounts, and the measurements were far lower than would be cause for concern.
Microscopic image of the common environmental mould
Aspergillus fumigatus – harmless to most people but can be deadly if you have a weakened immune system.
Dr David Ellis, University of Adelaide
On your marks, get ready, go! Australian researchers compete in a global event to try to stop fungal diseases.
The endangered Cumberland Plain Woodland is an ecological community that have shrunk to 6% of their original area.
Pete the Poet/Flickr
Tackling the extinction crisis is not just about protecting each species. It's also about preserving their home.
Feral cats kill millions of Australian animals a year.
Cats are wreaking havoc on Australia's ecosystems and non-lethal methods aren't enough.
Animar al optimismo frente a la realidad medioambiental puede ayudar a que las personas se impliquen para lograr un resultado positivo.
Photo: A. Sergeev
Cuando hablamos de activismo medioambiental, el optimismo es clave.
It’s true they do have an amazing ability to be able to sleep standing up. But they do also sleep lying down. If you’re a horse, you need to be able to do both.
Horses can stand on three legs and rest the other leg. They can change the leg they rest so that all of their legs get a chance to have a break.
The exploitation of the land and sea is the number one reason for biodiversity extinction, according to a new report.
The Global Assessment of the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services has some sobering news.