An artist’s impression of the predicted merger between our Milky Way (right) and the neighboring Andromeda galaxy (left). So which galaxy will dominate?
NASA; ESA; Z. Levay and R. van der Marel, STScI; T. Hallas; and A. Mellinger
Bigger galaxies tend to dominate the smaller, when the two collide. But the pending battle between our Milky Way and the Andromeda galaxy might be a much fairer fight than we previously thought.
Starting out as a set of demonstrations against university reform, the French uprisings of May 1968 quickly gathered momentum.
AAP/EPA/Prefecture de Police Museum
The protesters who took to the streets of Paris didn't know what they wanted: they just knew what they were against. But they did make us think that maybe there is another, better world.
Half of injuries at trampoline parks are among children aged ten to 14 years.
Howard County Library
While some indoor trampoline parks operate to a high safety standard, others don't, and there's nothing compelling them to lift their game.
Set to land in mid 2018, the new mosquito emoji will give people a new way to talk about mozzies.
The mozzies are coming! A mosquito emoji will be available on your devices in mid 2018, providing a new angle for communicating the science and health implications of these very dangerous insects.
As the online trade of pets becoming normalised, regulation is now needed to protect animals.
Biological age calculators are a crude measurement but can be a wake-up call to improve our lifestyle.
Four in five of us have a "biological" age older than our real age, which means we have at least one risk factor that is higher than the number set as “normal”.
Nurses who care for people in the city can’t afford a property anywhere near their place of work.
People on moderate incomes, including police and emergency workers, have been forced to seek housing on the city fringes, far from their places of work. But there are ways to reverse this trend.
The global market for predictive analytics is growing.
Business managers often rely on predictive algorithms to make recruiting decisions that affect a company's bottom line. But these kinds of algorithms aren't really "predictive" at all.
Apakah makanan dan minuman yang dapat mencegah gigitan nyamuk?
Pisang, bawang putih, vitamin B, dan bir. Klaim bahwa apa yang kita makan dapat mencegah gigitan nyamuk tidak memiliki bukti ilmiah yang cukup.
Detail of ‘Smell’ c1500, from The lady and the unicorn series.
wool and silk, 368 x 322 cm
Musée de Cluny – Musée national du Moyen Âge, Paris
Photo © RMN-GP / M Urtado
The Lady and the Unicorn tapestries, woven around 1500, have been called the 'Mona Lisa of the Middle Ages'. While they make for breathtaking viewing, their threads are encoded with much meaning.
A veterinarian about to administer the Hendra virus vaccine.
New research shows that vaccination against the deadly Hendra virus in horses does not reduce their racing performance.
A fly’s eye view of a rapidly approaching swatter.
Cameron Webb (NSW Health Pathology)
Why are flies so easily able to evade our attempts to swat them?
No cases of feline parvovirus were reported from the 1980s until 2015.
The good news is there's a vaccine to prevent feline parvovirus.
Falcon Heavy’s first payload will be a Tesla Roadster, set to become the world’s fastest car following its launch into a heliocentric orbit.
SpaceX's Falcon Heavy could propel two fully loaded city buses more than 50 times the height of Mount Everest at 32 times the cruising speed of a Boeing 747.
The rate of complications varies markedly between hospitals.
One in four patients who stays overnight in hospital endures a complication.
Every state and territory other than NSW is teaching digital technologies as a subject in 2018.
Australia now has a national approach to STEM teaching and initiatives, but to make it successful, we need to support teachers and schools to implement it.
The usual culprit is the bacterium
Staphylococcus aureus, better known as “golden staph”.
School sores usually clear up within a few weeks, without any scarring. Here's what to do if you suspect your child has them.
Kelly Reilly as the Briton warrior Kerra in Britannia.
The new TV show Britannia dramatises the second Roman invasion of Britain. It captures the core elements of the story (despite inaccuracies) but recent archaeological finds offer thrilling insights into this time.
Toxic shock syndrome has many causes, but tampons are one cause women should be aware of.
Toxic shock syndrome is the body's response to toxins produced when bacteria that lives in and on us grows to dangerous levels.
Conversations about Australia Day feel so polarised.
Debates around changing the date of Australia Day tend to run afoul of our sense of social identity, but there are ways to cut through and have a good conversation.