It’s a long way from most places, but it is about to host a bigger battery than the world’s biggest, molten salt solar and pumped hydro generation, and a much bigger steelworks.
Far from being wiped off the map as was once predicted, Whyalla is coming back in an unlikely way, as potentially Australia's biggest steel producer powered almost entirely by renewable energy.
SpaceX’s 3 December Falcon 9 rocket launch at Vandenberg Air Force Base USA was carrying Australian small satellites.
If the Australian space industry is to grow and create thousands of jobs then we need new policy around satellites to meet the challenges involved.
Market forces are unlikely to lift wage growth higher without help.
Wage growth has been at near depression levels for half a decade. It needs a push.
An artist’s impression of Siberian unicorns (
Elasmotherium) walking in the steppe grass on a cloudy day.
The loss of the Siberian unicorn shows just how vulnerable some animals can be to environmental change that can impact on their food supply.
A study showed it’s social circumstance, and not biology, that explains most of the differences in the occurrence of diabetes among racial and ethnic groups.
What contributes most to being at high risk of diabetes – diet, genes or something else? Big research questions need robust research approaches, so let's break it down.
A domestic cat grooming its fur.
Image courtesy of Candler Hobbs (Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta).
Domestic cats spend a quarter of their waking hours grooming. But that tongue action on the fur does more than keep fur clean – it also helps keep a cat cool.
A group of people with something in common is called a ‘cohort’ in research.
Cohorts, or groups of people, are followed over time in longitudinal studies – imagine the study subjects marching forward together through the years, like a group of soldiers.
The Tianshan mountains frame Sayram Lake in the Bortala Prefecture in Xinjiang, China.
Setting the scene for ancient Silk Road trading and now China's Belt and Road initiative, the Tianshan has changed humanity. Geological evidence shows us how this incredible mountain range formed.
It’s not just women who need to consider their age when planning a family.
A new study shows that as the father’s age increases, so too the chances of the baby being born prematurely, having a low birth weight, or requiring medical intervention after delivery.
A very precise kind of electrical stimulation has allowed three people with spinal cord injury to walk again.
Research published today shows that walking again is possible for individuals with spinal cord injury. After electrical stimulation, three people with lower leg paralysis could walk to some extent.
If refugee and asylum seekers are not resettled in Australia, the humanitarian crisis will only worsen.
As families are airlifted off Nauru for medical treatment, there is at last a glimmer of hope that a long-standing and cruel policy might finally be put to rest.
National apologies for abuse are important, but children in institutional care also need better support transitioning to adulthood.
Young people leaving out-of-home care aren't receiving the support they need to further their educations and transition successfully to adulthood.
The beaches of Koh Phangan are set within rocky crags made of granites, the type of rocks studied to piece Thailand to Australia.
Australia's slowly heading north to one day become part of Asia, but a study of the rocks tell us that's not the first time there's been a connection.
Neve Te Aroha Ardern, just three months old, discovers UN headquarters in New York with his father and mother, who holds the highest political office in New Zealand.
The media interest in the New Zealand leader, who gave birth this summer, is an illustration of the difficulties faced by women who choose to pursue a career without sacrificing their lives as mothers.
Neve Te Aroha Ardern, trois mois, découvre le QG de l'ONU à New York en compagnie de son père et de sa mère, qui occupe la plus haute fonction politique en Nouvelle-Zélande.
L’engouement médiatique autour de la dirigeante néo-zélandaise, qui a accouché cet été, illustre en creux les difficultés des femmes qui choisissent de faire carrière sans sacrifier leur vie de mère.
Many farmers are now facing a future in which it is much harder to make a living off the land.
AAP Image/Dan Peled
A decade ago, only a third of farmers accepted the science of climate change. But surveys show attitudes have shifted in recent years as the farming community begins to confront what the future holds.
On the outskirts of Bangalore, families must piece together drinking water from communal supplies, intermittently available tap water, and "water ATMs".
Roundup is the most common weed killer used worldwide.
A US court recently ruled the weed killer Roundup contributed to a former gardener's cancer. Juries don't decide science. The weight of evidence shows Roundup has little association with cancer.
The Doctor (Jodie Whittaker).
Jodie Whittaker finally takes over as the first woman to play the Doctor in the long-running TV series. But that's not all that's new as the show make a welcome return to our screens.
Many Australians are feeling less secure about the future, despite rising income levels since 2000.
For our country to have a sustainable future, we need to ensure all Australians have access to quality education and healthcare and take steps to reduce inequality.