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Neelima Choahan 8:41 PM Hanging out to visit some far off lands to witness the awe-inspiring Northern Lights?
Marcus Strom 3:55 PM It's in our solar system, has blue skies and water, but don't expect to take a holiday there any time soon.
Rachel Feltman Three scientists were honoured for their work, which could lead to therapies for everything from cancer to old age.
Kate Aubusson A geotechnical engineer whose research has led to the development of safer transport and energy infrastructure worldwide has been named the New South Wales Scientist of the Year.
Bridie Smith Researchers in Melbourne and Brisbane have successfully grown a human 'mini-kidney' from stem cells.
Rachel Feltman 'The discovery has changed our understanding of the innermost workings of matter and can prove crucial to our view of the universe'.
Elisabetta Povoledo Pompeii's victims may be frozen in time by volcanic ash, but our understanding of them is being changed by a team of scientists armed with a CT scanner.
Sophie Jamieson Footage of a 'dirty thunderstorm' in Chile on the BBC's Patagonia program was faked by splicing together two different volcano eruptions four years apart
Will Dunham An asteroid impact in Mexico compounded by colossal volcanism in India 66 million years ago killed about three-quarters of Earth's species, but it was a cue for at least one animal to rise.
William Campbell, Satoshi Omura and Youyou Tu jointly won the 2015 Nobel Prize for medicine for their work against parasitic diseases, the award-giving body said on Monday.
Margot Sanger-Katz The drop in soda consumption represents the single-largest change in the American diet in the past decade.
Smoking as a cure for asthma? We look at ten weird and wonderful cures from the pages of history.
Tamar Lewin It began as a challenge on the internet and quickly caused huge debate.
Nicola Harley A US study has found every extra hour teenagers stay up during the school week adds an alarming 2.1 points to their BMI.
John Elder There have been reports scientists have, for the first time, discovered liquid water on Mars. What did they actually find?
Joel Achenbach For decades most have believed a massive meteor colliding with Earth killed off the dinosaurs, while others maintain it was extreme volcanic activity that did it. Turns out they could all be right.
Kate Aubusson Supermodel Linda Evangelista famously said she wouldn't get out of bed for less than $10,000. But what if you were paid to stay in bed.
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?