Depression in mothers often hits hardest several years after giving birth, new research shows.

Many rue the idea of having to leave the comfort and convenience of urban living for work in regional areas, with many having to be paid considerably more to “go rural”.

Grandparents are frequently roped-in to provide informal child care to their grandchildren, many say they are happy to do it, but research shows they get the short end of the stick.

Holograms are not here yet, but we may soon be about half way to true 3D projection.

A Japanese astronaut has bid farewell to his small robot companion, after the two spent six months together orbiting the Earth.

Researchers are working on an exciting new method to monitor the brain in real-time 3D.

Vitamin C supplements can help pregnant smokers reduce the amount of damage they do to their babies.

A research assistant may have hit on a faster, cheaper way to test for HIV.

The largest review ever undertaken has shown no link between vaccination and autism.

Chinese authorities have charged a British executive from pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline over a range of corrupt activities, in a case designed to send a warning that things in China have changed.

With the rise of so-called “smart drugs” in high schools and universities, a new study has shown that the temporary gains could be met be lasting losses.

Every anonymous survey is an opportunity for some responders to express their hilarity through mischievous and intentionally inaccurate answers, but a new study say these responses can be found and allowed for.

In a truly incredible breakthrough, scientists have engineered a bacterium with three pairs of DNA bases, rather than two.

Australia’s research industries have been reformed after last night’s budget announcements, with healthy boosts in some areas but deep cuts in others.

One young researcher in Queensland is looking for solutions to his home country’s rapidly rising needs, and has been rewarded for his efforts so far.

New Australian research has added some detail to the world’s ocean, air and climate maps.

After five years of development and three months running on 8000 processors – an advanced model of our universe and its evolution has been rendered.

An Australian expert has put forth a proposal that could protect the nation from water scarcity for generations.

A charity has put together a book that may be the perfect combination of practical and academic advice to save lives.

Sensing chemicals is one of the fundamental tasks in almost every biological process, but engineers have now taken this natural ability and re-purposed it for technological use.

As robots begin to have an increasing presence in our lives, it is likely that they will greatly annoy some people, luckily, researchers are planning for this.

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