A pilot program is using technology to bridge education barriers worldwide, by conducting courses through avatars in an entirely virtual world.

The National Health and Medical Research Council says there is no evidence that wind farms cause adverse health effects in humans, re-iterating the findings of virtually all credible studies on the matter.

Australian politicians have broken new ground in the unpopularity stakes, with the nation electing its least favourite Prime Minister in decades.

Simply making certain nanoparticles spin causes them to leap into life, of a sort.

A new study says that while Australian unions are not perfect, they still play an important role in enforcing minimum standards and certain regulations.

The light-sensitive cells in the eye of a chicken represent the first known biological occurrence of a potentially new state of matter.

Breakthroughs have brought the possibility of functional ‘Mottronic’ devices a bit closer.

The oldest piece of the Earth’s crust ever seen has been uncovered in Western Australia.

A new round of Trans-Pacific Partnership talks have begun in Singapore, where trade ministers from twelve nations carve out the final parts of the far-reaching deal.

Researchers have developed a method to turn skin cells into mature, fully functioning liver cells, that flourish after being transplanted into laboratory animals with liver failure.

A successful test has shown the future for prosthetics, with a fully-customised exoskeleton allowing a paralysed skier to walk for the first time in over twenty years.

A health policy expert says Medicare improvements can be made by modifying peoples’ thinking, not how much they pay.

A new research centre will use high-tech tools to investigate the history of the country’s first residents.

Some staff at the University of Western Australia will take industrial action to escalate an ongoing pay dispute.

An inventor has slashed the price of Braille printers by thousands of dollars, but even more incredibly – he’s only 12 years old.

The seemingly imminent repeal of the carbon tax is being prevented while Labor and the Greens hold the balance of power in the federal Senate, and new research has investigated how the efforts to end the carbon price may be hurting energy investments.

As Tasmanian Devil Facial Tumour Disease (DFTD) continues to ravage the world’s largest carnivorous marsupial, researchers say the treatment program is providing insights on influences for cancer evolution.

Engineers have created a tiny battery and sensor, no bigger than a grain of rice, which holds enough power to track the long migratory path of salmon.

The funds are flowing to help Australian researchers usher a new age of medical treatments, with the announcement of $134 million worth of health research grants.

Researchers worldwide are working on materials to better integrate humans with their technology, and a new development in the field of optics may provide a way to link it all together.

The bottle gourd has revealed itself to be a globe-trotting explorer, crossing the Atlantic Ocean several times to find work as a water-carrying device for early humans.

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