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Nicky Phillips If mosquitoes love the taste of your blood, new research has found you can probably thank your parents for that.
Elaine Kurtenbach Japan's space agency is considering an unmanned mission to the moon by 2018 or early 2019, part of an effort to beef up aerospace technology and keep pace with China and other emerging powers.
Rachel Feltman Clock is now so stable that it could theoretically "tick" for 15 billion years without gaining or losing a second.
Nicky Phillips Researchers, including Australians, are experimenting with 4D printing to make objects that can change shape and function over time.
Eryn Brown Tests show it takes more than a shipwreck to spoil a good drop.
Rodney Sinclair Balding in men is so common it doesn't raise an eyebrow. But when a woman starts to lose hair, it can be extremely distressing. Will she end up bald, too?
Happy birthday Hubble! To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Hubble Space Telescope's lift-off from Earth on April 24, here are some of the cosmic wonders it has captured over its lifetime.
Primary pupils are more likely to try e-cigarettes – but there is no evidence it’s a gateway to smoking
Adam Fletcher and Graham Moore Research has also found few young people switch from tobacco to e-cigarettes to try to stop smoking.
Lyn Gilbert Is it essential to finish a course of antibiotics? Not always and sometimes it could be harmful.
Nicky Phillips Males donate more money to charity if they see other males have donated large amounts. And they'll also be more generous if the person asking for money is an attractive woman. (Surprise, surprise).
Perry Vlahos After a rocky start, in the past 25 years Hubble has given us unprecedented access to the universe’s secrets.
Amina Khan A Mercury-like body smashed into a young Earth and gave our planet's core the radioactive elements necessary to generate a magnetic field, two Oxford geochemists say.
It was first classified as a planet, then an asteroid and then a "dwarf planet" with some traits of a moon - the more scientists learn about Ceres, the weirder it becomes.
Peter McEvoy Cognitive behaviour therapy, or CBT, has been found to help a variety of emotional problems.
Serge Gauthier There are easy steps we all can take to improve our memories.
Catrin Einhorn Cremation creates greenhouse gases. So there is a startling next step in the natural burial movement.
In the beginning, the universe got very big very fast, transforming itself in a fraction of an instant from something almost infinitesimally small to something imponderably vast, a cosmos so huge that no one will ever be able to see it all.
Scientists think the Mexican walking fish may hold the key to regeneration in humans.
Australian Navy hydrographers on their boat the Wyatt Earp map the seafloor off Casey Station in Antarctica.
Needles aren't a whole lot of fun, but why is immunisation so important? Cartoonist John Shakespeare and Science Editor Nicky Phillips explain.
Have you ever found it hard to understand why Australia's swings between drought and floods?
They're some of the most destructive forces on the planet, but what's the difference between a tornado and a cyclone?