Stephen Cauchi The most powerful meteor strike on the moon ever observed has just been announced by NASA.
Nanostructures in ultra-black skin markings of an African viper could inspire the quest to create the ultimate light-absorbing material.
Peter Spinks If life is found on other worlds, it won't be stranger than what's in our backyard.
Matthew Raggatt The centre of the Earth does not spin at a constant rate, new Australian National University research has found.
The sun has unleashed four potent solar flares this week, marking the most intense activity this year.
Henry Fountain Scientists are making strides in growing so-called in vitro meat in the laboratory.
Adrienne LaFrance Doctors are using 3D printers to help solve complex cardiac problems.
Nicky Phillips Scientists have used caffeine to achieve a stem cell breakthrough that many researchers thought impossible but which could lead to new therapies for many crippling diseases.
Richard Stone Alien? Subhuman primate? Deformed child? Mummified foetus? The internet is buzzing over the nature of "Ata", a bizarre 12-centimetre-long skeleton featured in a new documentary on UFOs.
Jean-Louis Santini Landing astronauts safely on Mars is one of the biggest technological hurdles for any manned mission.
Nick Ralston A young woman is stabbed to death on the floor of her apartment on Sydney's northern beaches. By the time police find the body of Rachelle Yeo inside her Curl Curl home, her alleged killer has fled,...
Seth Borenstein The International Space Station has a radiator leak in its power system.
Nicky Phillips Australian scientists have developed a breakthrough technique to read information stored on single atoms that will significantly improve the accuracy of future quantum computers.
A plane powered only by the sun has completed the first leg of a journey that aims to cross the US.
Peter Spinks A recent court case highlights the problems in trying to predict earthquakes.
Joel Achenbach NASA says it is on the right path to put astronauts on the red planet - eventually.
Fleta Page Canberra will be soon be able to communicate further into the universe with Tidbinbilla's newest communication antenna, known as Deep Space Station 35, due to be lifted into place on Friday morning.
Sindya Bhanoo Sylvia Todd's desk is not tidy. It's cluttered with small robots (including a solar-powered grasshopper), motors, wires, resistors, a soldering iron and an array of gadgets and tools.
Raquel Maria Dillon Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo has made its first powered flight, breaking the sound barrier in a test over the Mojave Desert.
Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo has made its first powered flight, breaking the sound barrier in a test over the Mojave Desert that moves the company closer to its goal of flying paying passengers on...