Latest science news
Will J Grant 7:41 PM How a science journalist sucked the world in and exposed the flaws in diet research and media with a prank study that showed eating chocolate made you lose weight.
Marcus Strom 5:07 PM Prepare to have your mind blown. A hundred metres under the Swiss-French countryside scientists are aiming two particle beams at each other and smashing them together near the speed of light at energy levels never before attempted. Data from those massive collisions will start pouring out sometime on Wednesday afternoon.
Bridie Smith 5:00 PM 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 11:15 PM 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 to mainland Australia from Papua New Guinea.
Charles Seife 11:45 PM A now-discredited study got headlines because it offered hope. But the alleged deception is a symptom of a weakness at the heart of the scientific establishment.
Bridie Smith Our planet may be home to millions fewer species than previously thought, according to the results of a new study led by Australian researchers.
Marcus Strom A Sydney University student has used radio telescopes like a giant pair of electronic eyes to locate huge plasma tubes in the atmosphere that interfere with astronomers' observations and which could affect some navigation systems.
Bridie Smith Science Editor Researchers have attached cameras and tracking devices to the tails of Australasian gannets to get a bird's-eye view of how the seabirds forage for their food in Victorian waters.
Harriet Alexander and Nicky Phillips Which complementary medicines work and which ones are a waste of money?
Nicky Phillips Physicist Cathy Foley and colleague Keith Leslie have been awarded the prestigious Clunies Ross award for innovation and commercialisation.
Andrew Masterson Dresses that attack, strap-on kidneys and holographic fingernails. One way or another, wearable tech is about to rock your world.
Bridie Smith Australian researchers have identified four key ways by which one of the most common type of ovarian cancers becomes resistant to chemotherapy, a breakthrough which will better match patients with the most effective treatment.
Bridie Smith Ecologists have warned that Melbourne is at risk of losing more than half its native plant species over the next century, with grasslands in Melbourne's west the most vulnerable to the city's urban sprawl.
Chris Zappone In the search to find the high-paying jobs and industries of the future, Neil deGrasse Tyson has an idea for a novel solution. How about a militarised space race to Mars?
Bridie Smith World-leading chemist San Thang, who attracted headlines late last year after CSIRO made him redundant the very month he was named a frontrunner for the prestigious Nobel Prize in chemistry, has been elected a fellow of the Australian Academy of Science.
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?