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Ishaan Tharoor 8:46 AM Local authorities in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu are investigating whether the death of a man at a college campus over the weekend was the result of a falling meteorite.
Bridie Smith 3:00 AM Patients left paralysed by injury or illness could be back on their feet again, thanks to a breakthrough by Melbourne researchers who have designed a revolutionary bionic spine.
Happy 182nd birthday, Dmitri Mendeleev. Google has marked the occasion by redesigning its iconic logo today to commemorated the Russian chemist, credited as the "father" of the Periodic Table.
Chinese medicine purchased over the counter in Australia has been found to contain the DNA of endangered species.
Peter Spinks Scientists use information from rare eruptions to better understand interactions between the Earth and its climate systems.
Earth is actually made up from two planets which came together in a head-on collision that was so violent it formed the Moon, scientists have concluded.
Mark White Its explosive potential could lead to cures for crippling diseases, the end of organ donor shortages and making food crops resistant to extreme weather conditions. But are we ready for the flipside?
Lucy Cormack Scientists aboard the Investigator have discovered fluids cooling volcanic rock beneath the sea. But it's what they found above the water that surprised them.
Why is heat stress so dangerous?
Sarah Knapton Were the moon landings faked? The odds against are astronomical.
Peter Spinks The largest solar system unearthed so far gives new meaning to "gargantuan".
Perry Vlahos In a rare celestial event, five planets and the moon can be seen in a line.
Phoebe Moloney Physics PhD student Richard Moser shirked a high-tech tensometer, worth $50,000, to make his own piece of equipment out of Lego. And it works just as well.
Bob Brockie Beatrice Tinsley is one of New Zealand's most uncelebrated celebrities.
Sarah Kaplan He has space dreams and Earth dreams and they are crazy, astronaut on ISS says in Reddit Q&A.
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?