A lobby representing Australia’s medical research sector says it wants to see the $20 billion Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) kept alive.

The World Health Organisation’s latest figures show more than 16,000 people have been infected with the Ebola virus in West Africa, and almost 7000 have died.

Australian engineers are working on superconductor-powered wind turbines, complete with some mind-blowing improvements.

Medical researchers say they have discovered an ‘off switch’ for pain.

Experts say whooping cough rates are increasing in very young children, causing concern that current vaccine protection may be wearing off.

Experts say Australia needs to make a concerted effort to stop intentional self harm among children.

Experts say old television frequencies should be used to set up huge WiFi network, boosting internet access and productivity.

Australia residents who spot cybercrimes in progress now have an avenue to report it.

Volcanic ash all along Eastern Australia is helping researchers learn about climate change and mass extinction during the Permian period, about 250 million years ago.

Two billion pixels have come together to form the most comprehensive three-dimensional view of Australia ever.

Australian scientists have used an underwater robot to show that Antarctic sea ice may be thicker than previously thought.

Neuroscientists say they have spotted the difference between imagination and reality in the human brain.

A sustainability expert at an Australian university has been championed by the United Nations.

Researchers in the UK are working on a way to regenerate bones using nanoparticles controlled by magnets.

A Russian spacecraft carrying Italy's first female astronaut has safely docked with the International Space Station.

Giant fighting robots – a phrase that easily evokes a thousand sci-fi fantasies - could soon be very real.

Computer security experts have uncovered one of the most malicious pieces of software they have seen, and it could be a secret surveillance program for world governments.

Geoscience Australia has been recognised for its incredible work to strengthen community disaster resilience through advanced mapping and warning projects.

Australia's Foreign Minister has read out a statement criticising nations that block entry for travellers from Ebola-affected countries, like Australia.

A new site will build windows into the human body for local researchers.

A new report details some of the mind-boggling conditions inside a nuclear reactor during a meltdown.

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