What is the deadly Ebola virus and is Australia at risk of an outbreak? 
Heartbleed, the bug that has preoccupied thousands of websites and millions of users over the past week, may well have been the biggest security flaw in internet...
Scientists have successfully implanted laboratory-grown vaginal organs into four teenagers who had underdeveloped or absent vaginas.
Scientists say governments should review use of the common anti-flu medication Tamiflu after a new report questioned the efficacy of the drug.
The sudden death of a previously healthy young individual is a rare but tragic event. Every year about one in 100,000 people aged between one and 35 dies suddenly...
Two Sydney doctors have invested in a state-of-the-art robot that takes some of the risk out of spinal surgery and improves recovery time.
There's a call to revise treatment guidelines for box jellyfish stings after new research that shows vinegar can release more venom in victims.
European environmentalists are campaigning to prevent the damming of the continent's few remaining wild rivers.
Debate over safari-style hunting of crocodiles in Australia's Top End is back in the spotlight.
A headband containing electrodes takes the edge off migraines before they develop into acute blinding pain.
A bacteria which causes bladder and blood infections could evolve and become resistant to almost all antibiotics, Queensland researchers say.
This month marks the 30th anniversary of the discovery of HIV, which affects over 25,000 people in Australia.
The World Health Organisation says it’s particularly concerned about the increasing global consumption of sugar-sweetened drinks, including soft drinks and sports...
Climate change is already having a major impact on the planet, with impacts forecast to worsen significantly, according to the latest summary of peer-reviewed...
A landmark United Nations report says soaring carbon emissions will intensify the risks of conflict, hunger, floods and migration this century.
Australian researchers are among 250 scientists in 20 countries who have successfully mapped human gene activity. But what are the implications of this new research?
The number of Australians expected to suffer from arthritis would reach seven million by 2050, unless the federal government takes preventative measures, a group...
The only camera to return from NASA's moon missions in 1969-1972 has been sold at an auction in Vienna for $A842,431.
Environmentalists have welcomed federal government plans to appoint a Threatened Species Commissioner.

Humans blamed for loss of NZ bird

A new study has highlighted the impact of human involvement in the disappearance of New Zealand's iconic megaherbivore, the moa.  
Australia's Academy of Science is backing calls from the chief scientist for Australia to develop a long-term science strategy.
Key representatives of US space agency NASA have travelled to Australia to mark 50 years of Australian involvement in NASA's deep space missions. The body says it...

Big Bang shockwaves detected

Almost 14 billion years after the Big Bang in theory brought the universe into existence, astronomers have found the first evidence of the cosmic inflation they...
Perth's Zoo has donated $30,000 to an anti-poaching team in Indonesia to help save endangered Sumatran rhino in the wild.
Scientists have discovered waves that move through space and time believed to be the "first tremors of the Big Bang", in what could be a Nobel prize win.
Getting Australia's politicians to put more emphasis on science is the key goal of a two-day gathering in Canberra.
Some of the most brilliant minds in the world are meeting in Sydney this week to figure out how to better understand one of the least understood organs in the...
A Cardiff man is thought to be one of the first trauma patients in the world to have a procedure in which 3D printing was used at every stage.

Malaria experts review research

Malaria experts from around the world are meeting in Sydney this week to discuss new measures to combat the mosquito-born virus.
Fugitive contractor Edward Snowden maintains that "every society in the world has benefited" from the debate on surveillance that he prompted.

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