Swiss engineers have taught a fleet of drones to build a rope bridge that is capable of carrying a human’s weight.

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has freed himself of responsibility for Communications, appointing Senator Mitch Fifield to the ministerial position.

New research suggests antibacterial soaps do not do as much as some might expect.

The Federal Government is pushing to able to collect student debt from Australians living overseas.

Fourteen years ago, GlaxoSmithKline published a study claiming the antidepressant paroxetine was safe and effective for teenagers, but now researchers say the opposite is true.

New studies have found valid historical information in Aboriginal myths and stories dating back thousands of years.

Experts are encouraging anyone thinking of stepping out to enjoy colourful wildflowers popping up around the country to be mindful of the potential damage trampling can have.

A new carnivorous dinosaur has been discovered in the opal-mining town of Lightning Ridge, NSW.

Engineers have developed a new way to create hydrogen fuel with a method potentially hundreds of times cheaper than before.

This week has seen the launch of the first Science in Australia Gender Equity (SAGE) pilot program.

An international study shows more than half the world’s sea turtles have ingested plastic or other human rubbish.

Smoggy, polluted and otherwise dirty air is well known to carry some serious health risks, but Australian scientists have for the first time got a glimpse of what might be happening at the molecular level.

Seven Australian organisations have received funding to develop innovative technologies for the defence force.

A new deal will see CSIRO’s world-leading science vessel looking for oil in the Great Australian Bight on behalf of Chevron.

Engineers in the US have reported on an advanced robotic hand wired directly into a paralysed man’s brain, providing feedback that allows him to ‘feel’.

A group of Queensland robotics students are working on a way to smash the cost of prosthetic limbs - by 3D-printing them.

The WA port city of Bunbury will play host to the trial of an exciting new power source.

New findings are leading experts to look at cancer on a much longer timescale.

The leaders of the emerging field of driverless cars are turning their attention to what they say will be their biggest customers – elderly drivers.

US researchers have created a tiny implant that can attract and capture cancer cells before they overtake the body.

NASA's New Horizons probe has sent back a treasure trove of new information on Pluto – beaming its high-definition images 5 billion kilometres across the solar system.

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