A Monash University expert has questioned the place of digital technology for higher education, finding that sometimes the old way is still the best for students and teachers.

Stem cell therapies continue to provide remarkable improvements for the treatment of many conditions, with new research now suggesting a better way to use stem cells for heart problems.

New research shows very few women leave top jobs to have children - and it is a needless gender barrier that keeps many out of careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

A survey suggests concerns about affordable public housing bringing down property values and generally ruining the neighbourhood may be unfounded.

Scientists have shed light on the lives-of-plenty enjoyed by lithodid crabs in the deep sea, made possible by a constant smorgasbord of bacteria which themselves feed on accumulated methane.

New research suggests that true genius needs company.

Neuroscientists have shown that virtually all primates follow a particular genetic code for brain development, showing humans are not the sole keepers of high-order brain functions for planning, complex decisions and speech.

Gravitational shifts have indicated something is happening in Antarctica, and a team of researchers from ANU are on their way to check it out.

One of the greatest contributors to our current knowledge of the Southern Ocean is stepping aside to make way for a younger model.

A study tour is bringing together researchers and community members from across the Arafura and Timor seas to share ideas for the future.

A new level has been set in the world of robotics, with engineers unveiling the fastest robotic runner ever built.

The risk of buying clothes online is well-known to shoppers these days, but science may help remove that fear.

A milestone has been passed on the path to a paradigm shift in energy production.

A new polymer has been created which emits white light more efficiently than organic LEDs.

A new storage medium is being developed in Australia which could make blu-ray seem like a floppy disc.

Years of work, millions of dollars but only a few kilograms of weight will be shooting down the highway from Darwin this weekend, with the start of the 3000 km World Solar Challenge race.

Queensland Universities have undertaken a study which could change the future of mining and environmental considerations in the state.

A new centre at an Australian university wants to create a new way to get young students into studying education in science, engineering and health.

An Environmental Law Professor is adding to the academic outcry since the new Federal Environment Department was formed, saying attempts to reduce environmental approvals will not help cut emissions.

A new galaxy has been discovered by an international team of astronomers, and there is barely enough room to swing a quasar in there.

It seems gene-swapping is about all there is to do when you live in a sea of salt at negative 20 degrees.

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