The possibilities of quantum computers are much-hyped but even the search for breakthroughs promises lucrative spin-offs.
Jude Sparks had discovered the fossilised skull of a stegomastodon, missing only a tusk.
Indigenous Australians have lived here 18,000 years longer than previously proved.
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Aboriginal people have lived in Australia for a minimum of 65,000 years - 18,000 years longer than had been proved previously.
Incidents include GM vaccines being tipped down the sink and seeds blowing off the back of a truck.
"The more we zoom into the Great Red Spot, the more turbulent it seems to be."
A $50 million project from the slightly shadowy research arm of the US Department of Defence could clip 30 per cent off the time it takes to learn a foreign language
DNA will never become obsolete, and can store a "million million" times more data than a compact disc in the same space. Injected into the sequence of a living organism, the data could remain readible for millions of years as the organism reproduces. Now scientists have made an important step, storing a GIF in E. Coli and then recovering it.
The breakthrough gives China a significant edge in developing unbreakable codes.
Drones have been recognised as a very real threat to cities as the use of the technology by terrorist organisations increases.
Mechanical and robotic exoskeletons hold considerable promise, both as aids to the disabled and machines to increase the lifting power of worked in heavy industry, but so far the reality has lagged considerably behind the dream.
A healthy mixture of early birds, night owls and wakeful elderly people may have evolved as a clever way of protecting the community.
Juno is transmitting data and images of the colossal, crimson storm that has long fascinated observers on Earth.
New research suggests that survival of any life on Mars — much less potatoes and potato-growing humans — might be more difficult than we thought. I blame Matt Damon.
It was the sort of photo that screamed 'caption competition', and the internet was happy to oblige.
A coal baron is delivering the world's first solar train to Australia.
A common weed killer is making toad tadpoles "beef up" their weaponry, a study has found.
Artificial intelligence is making its way into the global sex market, bringing with it a revolution in robotic "sex tech".
A rack of human skulls that towered over one corner of an Aztec temple terrified the Spanish conquistadors.