Our feature series returns this week with the exciting tale of 5 ways that epigenetic changes can modify aspects of DNA.

Australian researchers have almost perfected a method of growing mini-kidneys from stem cells for use in drug screening, disease modelling and cell therapy.

Medical staff at Melbourne's Royal Children's Hospital are defying federal immigration authorities and refusing to return children in their care to detention.

Dozens of solar-powered car crews have been pushing themselves to the limit ahead of the World Solar Challenge.

A government education adviser says any prayer groups or religious instruction in school could be a “doorway to extremism’’.

It appears that people who think they know it all - or at least, a lot - may be on to something.

Newly-published studies on the hands and feet of our ancient ancestors suggests they were a lot like us, only they spent more time in trees.

Research suggests the best way to remember something is to tell it to someone else.

A two-time cancer-surviving grandmother has won a groundbreaking legal battle to protect her genetic rights.

Australian researchers say the agave cactus – famous as the main ingredient in tequila – could be a useful source of biofuel.

Australian scientists have joined an international group looking millions of years into the past to better predict the future.

Trade ministers are gushing about the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement, but anyone who wants to know the details will have to take their word for it.

New Australian research is challenging a universally accepted, longstanding consensus in the field of immunity.

Sea turtles are testing out the latest in summer swimsuit fashion, as part of a project to find out more about their eating habits.

Autonomous trucks are coming.

Australia is joining the BRAIN Initiative – one of the largest and most exciting global research projects.

A group of architects and developers have proposed building a series of ‘drone port’ that would allow cargo drones to get essential supplies to rural parts of Africa.

Australian engineers have created the most effective and highest frequency organic transistor in the world.

Trade Minister Andrew Robb says there is about a 50 per cent chance the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal will be signed today.

Education Minister Simon Birmingham says the controversial university deregulation plan will go away for now.

The NBN satellite that will allegedly deliver fats internet to rural Australia has launched, and the Bureau of Meteorology has switched on its new satellite too.

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