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Bridie Smith After parachuting 21,000 feet from his stricken Lancaster bomber, Dennis "Ned" Kelly found himself so badly injured he couldn't walk.
Bridie Smith The home-made memento, fashioned into the shape of Australia and fastened around Richard Moffat's wrist with a length of leather, could have been his Great War good luck charm.
Bridie Smith The people of Warddeken country on the west Arnhem plateau know that if their country is healthy, their people are healthy.
Bridie Smith With so many creatures under threat of extinction, and so little money to fund conservation efforts, some say it's time to pick who will survive.
Bridie Smith It was a shot across the bows that went down in history. And a century on, to the very minute, the first shot fired by the British Empire in World War I was remembered by thousands of people who...
Bridie Smith For 26 years after Federation, Melbourne was the capital of Australia. So, a century ago today, when Britain declared war with Germany, it was in Melbourne that the nation’s leaders convened.
Bridie Smith A century ago, 28-year-old William Williams of Northcote thought he had one more week remaining as a naval reservist. Then, on Tuesday August 4, 1914, Australia went to war.
Bridie Smith Authorities are warning of the risks of unproven stem cell treatments available in Australia and overseas after the death of an Australian woman in Russia.
Bridie Smith The global war on drugs has failed and a more humane approach must be taken to contain the spread of HIV, a top envoy told the 20th international AIDS conference on Tuesday.
Bridie Smith One of the last untouched 'time capsules' from the First World War has been glimpsed for the first time, as Australian scientists and historians finally managed to film inside the historic wreck of...
Bridie Smith Koalas cope with extreme heat by hugging cool trees according to results of a thermal imaging study of the marsupials living on French Island, 80 kilometres south-east of Melbourne.
Bridie Smith Almost 1000 science and research jobs are at risk following funding cuts announced in federal budget, according to Labor.
Bridie Smith Headline-grabbing $20b medical research future fund described as both visionary and divisive by science sector.
Bridie Smith When Sharon Summers answered the phone on Wednesday night she could hardly believe what she heard.
Bridie Smith As many as 20 soldiers killed in Australia's bloodiest 24 hours in battle have been identified, almost a century after they were lost at Fromelles during the nation's first action on the Western...
Bridie Smith A sailor killed in a wartime collision in Port Phillip Bay and buried in an unmarked grave for more than 70 years will finally get a headstone this week, as the truth behind an accident that led to...
Bridie Smith The head of the CSIRO's business and commercialisation arm has warned that a funding cut in next month's federal budget would have long-term detrimental effects on the nation's ability to innovate.
Bridie Smith An acidic environment makes reef fish become attracted to the smell of their predators.
Bridie Smith Researchers concerned at number of gyms failing to comply with industry guidelines.
Bridie Smith A molecule found in the tobacco plant could be useful in killing cancerous cells in humans, Australian research has found.