A star that some think might be home to high-tech aliens has scientists asking 'WTF?'.
As rats go, this one is pretty cute. And until Tuesday, the world was oblivious to its existence.
A pick of the best events for the inaugural Sydney Science Festival.
Study suggests large empty pockets beneath the moon's crust could offer shelter from the deadly low temperatures and radiation of the surface while being stable enough to house buildings.
Astronomers have found the first-ever ringed planet beyond our Solar System, a super-world with a girdle of halos 200 times bigger than Saturn's.
Some serious groundwork has been laid. Some amazing instruments are turning on. Some incredible destinations are in sight. If you ask us, 2015 is going to be an awesome year in science.
Given up on therapists? Go online for a better chance of dealing with hoarding or OCD.
Comets really could have sparked life on Earth, scientists have proved, after finding key components of DNA in their atmosphere for the first time.
The 'Fangaroo' and 'Drop Crocs' are just some extinct animals discovered in Australia. Now we can add this snail-biter to the list.
New findings suggest we ought to think differently about our interactions with supposedly unresponsive plants and vegetables.
The genes you inherit from your parents have a say in how long you stay at school and whether you go to university, according to the results of one of the world's largest genetic studies.
Not all sharks share the sinister aggression of the great white that terrorised beachgoers in the 1970s classic Jaws.
Parents, cut yourselves some slack. Doctors say letting your child cry itself to sleep is no reason for you to lose any yourself.
An active but much dimmer young sun helped provide early Earth with the vital ingredients and warmer climate required for life.
Tell-tale devil droppings have blown the cover of a secretive population of Tasmanian devils living in a remote corner of the apple isle.
As the Great Barrier Reef reels from the worst coral bleaching event recorded, UNESCO has released a report that offers a glimmer of hope.
While most marine species are under increased pressure, the squid, octopus and cuttlefish have been doing very well.
Could a nap help expand your toddler's vocabulary?
There is a famous scene from The Right Stuff, the movie about the first astronauts, where the entire world sits on the edge of its seat, waiting for word from John Glenn on his overheated re-entry to Earth, NASA control calling to him, time and again. Everybody waiting.
Warrnambool truck driver Darren Ledner spends hours on the road for work delivering milk. So when the weekend comes around, the last thing he feels like is a four-hour round-trip journey to Geelong for medical appointments.
Small robots may have a major role in future treatment of digestive problems.
The next time NASA heads to the moon it will be in a spacecraft designed for more than one journey.
Anti-stress and well-being counselling is the latest phenomenon to go online, as computers take over from humans.
Another solar record has tumbled at the University of NSW.
The Australian funnel web spider could turn out to be the good guy in the global fight to save the humble honey bee.
Your robot helper could be available on many devices.
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An experiment at the South Pole leads to what is potentially one of the biggest scientific discoveries of the past two decades.
Scientists think the Mexican walking fish may hold the key to regeneration in humans.
Bringing animals back from extinction is no longer science fiction. But the question is, should we do it?