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Bridie Smith Science Editor Andy Nguyen is a network engineer by day – but in his spare time he delves into "the balloon scene" where he gets to indulge his love of amateur radio.
Bridie Smith Roger Pocock loves worms. Not your garden variety worms, mind. His worms are cooler. Measuring no longer than a millimetre, these worms are transparent so you can see the brain at work and they grow...
Bridie Smith Australia needs to get a better return on scientific investment and improve its standing in innovation performance, the head of the country's top research organisation has said.
Bridie Smith Tailored weather forecasting, including more detailed snapshots by suburb, is a step closer after the Bureau of Meteorology announced a $77 million supercomputer would arrive next year.
Bridie Smith Science Editor A protein long associated with rheumatoid arthritis has been found to have a connection with disease of the heart valves, including aneurysms.
Bridie Smith Leaellyn Rich was first promised a dinosaur as a toddler. Unlike most children, she got her wish.
Bridie Smith Science Editor "Animal bridges" spanning a four-lane interstate freeway have resulted in a glider generation with parents from both sides of the bitumen.
Bridie Smith Science Editor You wouldn't know it to look at him but this shark is model material. Sure, he's not what you'd call classically good looking - his eyes are small and his teeth far from impressive.
Bridie Smith Science Editor A study looking at the feeding behaviour of Australian fur seals in Bass Strait has found the animals benefit from the shipwrecks, pipelines and cables in their underwater world.
Bridie Smith, Science Editor Stewart Duguid used to have an epileptic seizure every fortnight. He never knew when they would strike. But the seizures were debilitating and proved impossible to control with medication.
Bridie Smith Science Editor If you think it's tough to break into the housing market in Melbourne, spare a thought for the state's Major Mitchell Cockatoos.
Bridie Smith, Science Editor Don't let its beautiful name and shimmering green body fool you. The Australian sheep blowfly Lucilia cuprina is a nasty parasite.
Bridie Smith The genome of the superbug that has put hospital authorities across the globe on alert has been mapped, raising hopes that scientists could finally tame the bacterial bandit.
Bridie Smith The Aboriginal people who called the arid area around Lake Mungo home some 24,000 years ago were likely accomplished inland seafarers living in what is now desert country.
Bridie Smith, Science Editor Scientists have for the first time worked out how a gene linked to one of the most common forms of muscular dystrophy works.
Bridie Smith, Science Editor Scientists have captured the first footage of a human white blood cell dying, giving them unprecedented insight into a key process which could lead to improved medical treatments.
Bridie Smith You've heard of smart televisions and smartphones. Now get ready for smart skin.
Bridie Smith If an octopus' garden is of the sandy, desolate variety, it appears a lovely bunch of coconut shells are just the thing.
Bridie Smith, Science Editor Australian physicists have proved one of the most mind-blowing quantum theories on offer, confirming that the reality does not exist until it is measured – at least at the atomic scale.
Bridie Smith A freshwater fish capable of surviving out of water for up to six days may also be able to survive in salty water, prompting scientists to warn that the aggressive climbing perch could make its way...