A team in the United Sates has identified the genes responsible for increasing the oil content of plant leaves, in a discovery which could lead to great advances in the fields of agriculture and biofuel production.

Australian scientists are helping horse-racing canter into a new age, with stylish footwear to boot.

There may never be enough teachers to give every student that best education they can get, but new statistics show many areas are so severely lacking that learning has all but dried up.

A study by Deakin University has shown that parents may be the key to cutting teenage binge drinking.

Two big names in their fields have teamed up to take a dual approach to fighting brain tumours, bringing business skills and financial backing to vital neuroscience.

A new study has taken up the ambitious task of predicting a full chain of events - beginning with our current chemical impact on the ocean - to forecast the state of the sea in a hundred years from now.

As you may or may not have noticed, icicles have ripples of exactly the same wavelength no matter how big they get. Scientists are now trying to work out why.

Australia will take the lead on governing a treaty that will see scientists around the world sharing their seeds.

If humans are ever to wield robotic limbs, we will need to know what they are feeling. New research has taken the first steps toward that ability.

A professor from Flinders University has written about Australia’s strong history of multiculturalism, saying that it is part of the national tradition and should be treated as such.

Scientists in North Queensland are reporting remarkable success in attempts to reduce the amount of agricultural chemical run-off to the Great Barrier Reef.

An Australian research group has been empowering women to a prosperous future through education and training all over the planet.

A recent study has shown a little bit more of the mind’s inner-workings, and taken steps down the path to mind-reading devices.

Australian scientists have started a countdown to create one of the most precise atomic clocks yet, and then fire it into space.

An exhibition in London has seen a glimpse of either the future of prosthetics – or the first stages of a cut-price, plastic Terminator.

A breakthrough at the Australian National University’s School of Chemistry could open a path for further size reductions in some of the world’s smallest electronics.

A $6 million research partnership should allow a clean-burning synthetic fuel to hit the market, with CSIRO and its Indian equivalent coming together to light-up the new power supply.

A survey has revealed a considerable boom in the issue of patents for and investments in renewable energy.

Researchers at the University of Queensland have hit upon a pretty sweet idea, which could see lemons used to create clean, renewable jet fuel.

Research has shown that liver transplant patients are more likely to fall victim to skin cancer.

A team has created a device which can only deliver very little, but also gives out a lot.

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