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Rod Taylor 10:00 PM Question: What wrecked the Dartmouth Dam generator?
Amina Khan NASA's Curiosity rover has detected methane on the red planet, which is mostly produced by living things.
Geoffrey Mohan The archosaur roamed Earth about 250 million years ago and was very reptilian, very early-dinosaur-ish, and then it evolved into modern-day crocodiles and birds.
John Markoff Scientists have begun what they say will be a century-long study of the effects of artificial intelligence on society, including on the economy, war and crime.
Megan Levy and Marissa Calligeros The year's strongest meteor shower streaked across the skies on Sunday night - not that Sydneysiders
Anna Whitelaw Melburnians will get a second chance to see the Geminids meteor shower after Saturday night's spectacle proved to be a fizzer.
Sky-watchers will be burning the midnight oil as one of the year's most spectacular meteor showers reaches its fiery peak.
Nicky Phillips Big and small-busted women the world over can rejoice. Australian engineers are developing a bra that tightens automatically when the wearer moves and relaxes when she is sitting or standing still.
Telco says the company experienced no widespread customer disruption as a result of recent storms.
Tom Keane Spaceflight has many detractors, yet a new NASA mission could prove a wonderful thing.
Michael Hanlon Will it be with a bang or a whimper? Stephen Hawking says we may have already created our mortal nemesis.
Deborah Netburn Scientists say that a series of marks carved onto a freshwater clam shell represent the earliest known engravings made by a human ancestor.
Bridie Smith Having a bee-brain isn't such a bad thing, as it turns out. Australian and French scientists have found that the insect is the only species other than humans capable of seeing the big picture as well as the detail in their environment.
Aisha Dow New app about to raise your fishing success
Irene Klotz A NASA spacecraft designed to one day fly astronauts to Mars has made a near-bullseye splashdown in the Pacific Ocean, wrapping up a flawless, unmanned debut test flight around Earth.
Bridie Smith Collections of "electric" bacteria with enough voltage to power a small LED light have been discovered living in the Yarra River.
Eliza Edwards Lego is a timeless toy; but there is a serious side for kids competing in a series of science and engineering challenges in Sydney this weekend.
Rod Taylor After a few days in the heat, a rubbish bin can take on a life of its own.
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.
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?