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Will Dunham 7:22 AM Evidence retrieved from the outback of western Australia has reshaped scientist's understanding of the magnetic field that keeps us all safe.
Ariana Eunjung Cha 5:08 AM Office climate standards are a throwback to the 1960s "Mad Men" era when males ruled the workplace
Robert Crawford 10:06 PM Up in the sky, it's a bird, it's a plane, no, it's a meteor.
Bridie Smith 1:15 AM A new study raises the potential for developing treatments for melanoma.
India Sturgis There are some surprising ways you could be ruining your brain.
Tom Cowie It might cost $5000 for Bronwyn Bishop to make a short hop to Geelong, but Buzz Aldrin somehow managed to get to the moon for $33.31.
Marcus Strom Amino acids derived from fish mucus could be the next UV-blocker for summer.
Desair Brown A blue moon really does happen once in a blue moon, and we haven't seen one in several years.
Andrew Darby Science has been cemented at the top of national polar work, with the choice of the Australian Antarctic Division's internationally recognised Chief Scientist, Nick Gales, as its new Director.
Irene Klotz Europe's Philae spacecraft did not have much time to do its work after surviving a bounce landing on the surface of a comet, but information it collected is reshaping scientists' thinking about these icy bodies, research published on Thursday shows.
Cameron Atfield The Brisbane astrobiologist at the forefront of NASA's next mission to Mars has one regret in her stellar career – that she could not lead the charge to discover evidence of extraterrestrial life from her own country.
Matthew Stock Scientists have successfully altered the neural networks of laboratory mice using a wireless controller.
Michael Hanlon The "eerie silence" of space is starting to get disquieting.
Scott Dance Much of dwarf planet's atmosphere may be frozen to its surface, scientists say.
Perry Vlahos Venus and Jupiter have been performing a mesmerising pas de deux, changing their positions nightly, as they adhere to their orbits.
Sarah Knapton The latest pictures to be beamed back from the far reaches of the solar system show a newly discovered mountain range on Pluto and the first close-up images of two of the dwarf planet's smaller moons.
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Marcus Strom All the Eureka Prize finalists are extraordinary, director of the Australian Museum says.
Marcus Strom For the first time a near-Earth-sized planet has been found orbiting a star that is very much like our own sun.
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?