A discovery of the utmost gravity
It was a big day for physics: 14 September 2015. Scientists made the first confirmed detection of a gravitational wave – a ripple in space-time theorised by Albert Einstein a century ago, but until that moment unproven.
A self-defeating success story
A global program in which mosquitoes are implanted with a common bacteria is preventing the spread of viruses such as dengue, Zika and chikungunya – and could help tens of millions of people.
Drugs and bugs: what's lurking in our waterways
New research shows that medicines have found their way into Melbourne streams – and the creatures that live in them.
The new breed of power rangers
More than one hundred researchers are working together to create electronics in which next to no energy is lost.
Waste not, want not
We love our food, but waste an extraordinary amount of it. Now, research is looking at how repurposing this waste food biomass can be turned into profit.
For the love of mangroves
A worldwide study shows that while wetlands are under increasing threat from global warming, rising sea levels and human population density, they're remarkably resilient – and Australia's are faring better than most.
Big bang far from certain on Lombok
While alarming, the recent sequence of earthquakes in Indonesia isn't necessarily leading to a large-scale eruption.
From a leaky boat to the RAFT
San Thang fled Vietnam in 1979, encountering pirates on the way to Australia. Now, the chemistry innovator and his colleagues are being touted to win the Nobel Prize.
What will Antarctica look like in 2070?
Will the icy wilderness we know today survive, or will it succumb to climate change and human pressure? Our choices over the coming decade will seal its fate.
The art of healing
Medicinal plants were used by Aboriginal Australians to help treat conditions including rheumatism and indigestion, to strengthening the immune system.