Researchers believe the humble swamp could be up to 50 times more effective than rainforests at storing carbon.

Economic modelling shows the Abbott government’s plan to deregulate university fees would drive up inflation in such a way that it will cost more than the savings from the change.

The World Coal Association wants to change the game - calling for a closer look at “clean coal” technologies to let fossil fuels power the Earth.

A 24-hour robo-surgery event was on this week, featuring micro-operations broadcast live on the internet.

Swiss engineers have unveiled a prototype telescopic contact lens which offers 2.8 times magnification.

Mathematicians are turning their technical lens to Melbourne’s public transport system, envisioning super-efficient trams that never stop at intersections.

High intensity weight training could be prescribed in the fight against dementia according to a recent study.

Human neural stem cells are showing promise for reversing learning and memory damage after chemotherapy.

Australian health experts have called on their colleagues to speak out against the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement (TPPA), because of its major public health consequences.

Questacon is helping science teachers boost the number of Australians with STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) skills.

A new study suggests monkeys have a very human desire to learn, especially if it proves them right.

A new study has shown just how important Wikipedia is in academia, and suggests ways to get it even more involved.

A new online dictionary is an excellent tool for anyone learning the Yolngu language.

Local scientists contributed to a study that could explain why bee colonies have been collapsing around the world.

A research project from Flinders University has grown into one of Australia’s most popular smartphone apps.

A number of experts have spoken out about the need to protect human societies by looking after the environment.

A Queensland tech start-up has raised $25 million towards a goal of delivering vaccines quickly and easily.

A new technique could finally bring the ‘miracle material’ graphene out of the laboratory.

The University of Sydney has become the latest big Australian institution to get cold feet on coal.

A high-tech neural-engineering lab has received a very generous donation, which will go towards the development of new devices in Australia.

Stem cells have helped heal long-term brain damage in radiation-affected rats.

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