CSIRO has launched a project to let consumers monitor their electricity consumption on smartphones and tablets.

In a crowded sea of disease awareness campaigns it can be difficult to get important messages out, especially when they are on a topic many consider taboo – poo.

Google is taking the next step in wearable technology, teaming up with jean maker Levi Strauss to make touch-screen clothing.

A revolutionary solar plane has continued its quest to circumnavigate the globe.

Citizen science and biological education have a new tool in their arsenal, made of objects most people already own.

An Australian researcher has enlisted the help of a friendly dog to get reluctant readers to have a go.

More authorities have joined the push to boost STEM education in Australia, while the Prime Minister mocks the idea.

Social media is a cause and a solution to young people's binge drinking habits, according to new research.

Experts are investigating the social effect of the disturbing rate of incarceration among Indigenous Australians.

An American researcher is investigating the slow uptake of electric cars in Australia, with just under 2000 sold in the last three years compared to more than 300,000 in the US.

Cane toads continue to plague the northern part of the country, and form a favourite night-time hunt for young residents, but it is important to find the best way to destroy the invasive pest.

The Federal Government has launched its plan for the future of Australian research, and it is strongly industry-linked.

Macquarie University has released preliminary results of test to find the extent of contaminated drinking water in NSW.

Natural health giant Blackmores has donated $1.3 million for research on complementary medicine at the University of Sydney.

Engineers are getting genes to do their dirty work, designing DNA that can build nanostructures for them.

The University of Melbourne will soon be home to an advanced centre for prefabricated housing, in a move some say will transform the Australian building industry.

The US has taken a technical step in the new space race, passing a bill to allow mining in space.

A new study says bacteria colonising the airways of infants can increase their risk of respiratory illness and asthma.

The world's largest trial of computer games for stroke rehabilitation is underway at Australian hospitals.

Researchers say they are close to a conclusion in the Nature vs. Nurture debate – and it appears to be a draw.

An international team featuring Australian researchers has released a study looking at how quantum matter changes when it makes a ‘quantum phase transition’.

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