Victorian researchers have plumbed the depths around one of Australia’s most recognisable geological formations and discovered an unseen world of marine beauty.

New research at the University of Adelaide could provide insight into how to repair the brain after damage from stroke or traumatic injury.

Building has begun on the site that will be the new home of Australian nanoscience, with the Minister for Innovation, Industry, Science and Research launching the project this week.

Most people do their best to avoid large concentrations of methane, but a new form of microbial life recently discovered at the University of Queensland can not get enough of the potent greenhouse gas.

Monash University has opened a new research centre dedicated to transforming manufacturing in areas such as biomedicine, transport, aerospace engineering and mineral processing.

Research at CSIRO has yielded the ground-breaking double benefit of preserving wild fish stocks and improving the viability and environmental aspects of prawn farming.

A newly-published study has revealed there are some front-runners among cane toad populations, with evidence leading to the identification of an evolutionary phenomenon dubbed the ‘Olympic village effect’.

The University of New South Wales has joined several prominent international institutions by putting some of its courses online through the internet-education group Coursera.

A study undertaken by the University of New South Wales has modelled the impacts of an approved plan to pump water from the Macquarie River to the city of Orange, finding greatly increased risks to river health than were identified in the project’s environmental assessment.

A trial of carbon capturing devices at a Queensland power station has been hailed as successful by the CSIRO.

A team of physicists and engineers have bent one of the most basic laws of the universe – slowing down light to a complete stop for a full minute.

The University of Canberra has received a funding boost to assist a program that connects unemployed people with potential careers.

A new tool will track and manage the millions of disease-carrying bugs which use cyclones and strong winds as a cover to invade our borders every year.

Two to four cups of coffee a day reduces the risk of suicide in men and women by about 50 per cent, according to the findings of a new report from the US.

In a mind-boggling technical achievement scientists at a joint US-Japanese laboratory have implanted false memories in a mouse, leading it to recall an event which never occurred.

A new study has linked plain packaging on cigarettes to lower smoking appeal, greater support for the policy and a higher urgency to quit among adult smokers.

A forum for experts and professionals in the computer hardware world has caught a glimpse of the computer-processor future, with a talk on the materials and techniques that will drive the next generation of CPU.

The Australian National University has announced a new effort to make the incredible data-processing abilities of a supercomputer available to laboratories and researchers on every scale.

A University of Queensland scientist has found a native algae species which could provide real hope for the development of commercially viable fuels from algae.

A new study has revealed the extreme sensitivity of carbon exchanges in tropical ecosystems to temperature, suggesting rainforests become less effective as carbon sinks as the region warms.

Researchers will use some novel techniques to assess the state of Australia’s inland rivers, and determine what might result from over-extraction of groundwater in the future.

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