Mariette LE ROUX 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.
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Ana Swanson 10:26 AM The Internet erupted in an energetic debate last week about whether an ugly dress was blue and black or white and gold, with celebrities from Anna Kendrick (white) to Taylor Swift (black) weighing in
The discovery of two bright lights on the dwarf planet Ceres has NASA scientists puzzled.
The Siberian crater saga is more widespread — and scarier — than anyone thought.
Marissa Calligeros Engineers working from a garage-size lab in Melbourne’s suburbs have made the world’s first 3D printed jet engine.
Rachel Feltman Some 12.8 billion light years away, astronomers have spotted an object of almost impossible brightness - the most luminous object ever seen in such ancient space.
Nicky Phillips and Amy Corderoy Julie Cini had never heard of spinal muscular atrophy before her daughter Montanna was born, limp and floppy from the mostly fatal muscle wasting disease.
Clare Sibthorpe Humans could be walking on Mars in less than two decades and the giant leap for mankind may be captured first by Canberra's new $55 million space dish unveiled by NASA on Wednesday.
Terrence McCoy 52 years after his diagnosis with a disease that generally kills in five, the man who explained time is just as unsure about the cause of his longevity as experts in the field.
Perry Vlahos Jupiter is now at its brightest, outshining all in the night sky apart from Venus and the moon.
Lisa M. Krieger A comprehensive study on the evolution of body size has backed up Cope's Rule, finding most marine animals have got bigger.
A pair of American astronauts have wrapped up the first of three spacewalks to route cables outside the International Space Station so commercial spaceships carrying crew can dock there in the coming years.
Brock Bastian Without pain life becomes dull, boring and downright undesirable.
Zachary Goldberger Medical tools have offered researchers a unique insight into Beethoven's health and his music.
Elena Conis With the current measles outbreak, we are reminded that measles can cause brand damage, pneumonia and even death.
Bridie Smith Some scientists' reliance on modern sampling methods could have long-term implications for the integrity of animal specimen collections, a new paper warns.
Nick O'Malley Attending the White House's summit on countering violent extremism, the Attorney-General, George Brandis, has announced the Australian government will create a body to monitor social media and take down terrorist propaganda.
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?