A new study suggests prison sentences do not significantly reduce rates of future violent crime.

Local researchers have identified 70 previously unknown genes that contribute to people developing serious mental health disorders.

The Queensland government is seeking a further review of Adani’s groundwater plans.

A new robot is monitoring environmental water quality in Queensland.

The Federal Government wants to pay companies to test space equipment in Australia.

New stats show a drop in antibiotic use for the first time in decades, but overuse still persists.

Research suggests teaching circus skills can deliver significant mental health benefits for Australian children.

A new report warns climate change is a major threat to Australia’s financial stability, and poses substantial systemic economic risks.

A new assessment of global biodiversity paints a gloomy picture of the accelerating decline of life on Earth.

Australian engineers have come up with a way to use a diamond nanoparticle as a thermometer.

Reports this week show academics in despair over international students struggling to pass courses.

Australian scientists have produced a 400-year long record of El Niño events that many thought was impossible to obtain.

A 160,000-year-old jawbone found in a Tibetan cave shows one of our ancestors travelled much further than we thought.

Unsealed rainwater tanks have been linked to Dengue outbreaks.

The Queensland Government has rejected Adani’s plan to protect an endangered bird.

The Bureau of Meteorology is working to revolutionise weather forecasting in WA.

Research suggests drug detection dogs increase the risk of unsafe drug practices.

Australia’s media union says journalists are being hampered by defamation laws, suppression orders and national security laws.

A new technique could see normal optical fibre technology used to produce microscopic 3D images.

CSIRO scientists are trying to find exactly which species of blue-green algae caused the mass fish deaths in outback NSW this summer.

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This week marked an astounding leap forward, scientifically speaking - taking a picture of something that cannot be seen.

Chiropractic is a surprisingly popular form of alternative medicine - so mainstream that it’s hardly ‘alternative’ and so non-scientific that it’s barely ‘medicine’.

Our cars are being programmed to kill us.

Blockchain is the programming that gives Bitcoin its value, but it could be much more than that. Blockchain could change the world.

A giant chunk of Antarctica will soon break free, but what does it mean for the rest of the Earth?

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