Advanced computer analysis identified two new planets around distant stars, including one that is part of the first star system with as many planets as Earth's solar system.
It was just after midnight when Canberra photographer Ben Appleton arrived at the Lake George lookout, and almost pitch black.
Southern sky – I hope you're ready for your close-up. Thanks to a new interactive atlas, we can now travel the universe without ever leaving home.
With its fox's face, tiger's stripes, kangaroo's pouch and exclusive existence on a small island, the Tasmanian tiger was a weird creature.
The year-10 Sydney schoolgirl has created a biodegradable plastic with the strength of a prawn's shell and the flexibility of a spider's web.
The celestial brute dates back to about 690 million years after the Big Bang.
If it walks like a duck and swims like a duck, it might be a dinosaur.
Every Monday really is longer than the last, says astrophysicist Dr Brad Tucker from the Mount Stromlo Observatory.
It's a finding that is destined to start a new round of arguments over the aircon remote.
In deep space, it's kill or be killed.
Combustion has been found to release particles of titanium, researchers say.
You might think you see and hear continuously, like a video camera that is always recording.
Our clothing could soon store all the power we need to recharge our phones thanks to a new type of fabric that can hold electricity just like a battery, developed by Deakin scientists.
In an unexpected side effect, the HPV vaccine has also almost wiped-out a lethal and incurable childhood disease
Lyuba, the world's most complete and best-preserved woolly mammoth, is now on show in Sydney.
The newfound world, dubbed Ross 128 b, is the closest temperate planet known to orbit a "quiet star" and it appears to meet some of the basic requirements for habitability.
Early every morning this week, glimmering Venus and Jupiter will slide up from below the eastern horizon.
A New Zealand university is investigating the conduct of researchers who let the subject of a "noise sensitisation" experiment continue to drive a vehicle despite experiencing a "severe" response after visiting a wind farm in NSW.
The so-called shadow zone in the north Pacific circulates perhaps every 2000 years.
A star in a far-off galaxy first grew so huge it was bigger than our entire solar system.