Humanity’s Birthplace: Why Everyone Alive Today Can Call This Place Home
Where was the evolutionary birthplace of modern humans?
Where was the evolutionary birthplace of modern humans?
Graffiti tags and other forms of vandalism at bus stops are oddly helping to save the lives of billions of birds.
Armed with cameras and a bit of courage, this group of snorkelling grandmothers are helping to track a population of lethal sea snakes in waters off New Caledonia.
Now that Qantas has flown into the history books after completing a record 19-hour flight from New York to Sydney, aeronautical engineer Byron Wilson answers the question on everyone's lips.
Antarctica's 'loose tooth' is now bobbing around the ocean after an ice sheet the size of Sydney snapped off and floated out to sea.
Aussie drivers are being asked to take photos of roadkill they see because 'vehicles are the new predator on the block'.
This week, the breeder who created the world’s first labradoodle made headlines for comparing himself to Dr. Frankenstein and saying the breed was his “life’s regret”.
My mother was a physicist.
The climate scientists are right. We're causing the world to get warmer. Let me explain why we can be sure.
A new kind of dinosaur has been unearthed in Japan, and it's the largest dinosaur skeleton ever found in the country.
Scotland’s fabled Loch Ness monster could just be a giant eel, scientists said after an intensive analysis of traces of DNA in the Loch’s icy waters.
Scientists have proved for the first time left-handedness can be found in DNA.
A new study looking into the health effects of extreme inbreeding has found that 1 in every 3652 British people with European ancestry are inbred.
When I saw the headline, I must admit, my heart sank.
There's no such thing as a single 'gay gene' that drives a person's sexual behavior, concludes the largest genetic study ever conducted on the issue.
There are 1.7 million biographies on Wikipedia, however only about 18 percent of them are on women.
Aussie researchers tested people on a night out in Brisbane to figure out just how impaired their drinking made them the next day.
In 2014, scientists noticed a bottlenose dolphin swimming with a calf that looked extremely strange -- eventually they realised the baby was a melon-headed whale, an entirely different species.
Stem-cell scientists have just received a world-first approval to create animal embryos containing human cells, with the goal of growing organs in animals that can be used for human transplants.
An ominous warning to the future has been erected in Iceland, after the world's first glacier was lost to climate change.
A new species of shark has been identified in the Gulf of Mexico by a team of researchers, and the creature has one very distinctive feature — it glows in the dark.
Two years ago, I invited a girl I met at a lunch if she wanted to join my netball team. The only problem? She was already playing on it.
How would you like your steak done? Rare or singed by a Bunsen burner.
Deciding what you would like done with your remains after death can be a daunting decision.
Snowball the sulphur-crested, headbanging cockatoo has been dancing his way through talk shows and commercials for years, baffling scientists around the world.
Could bringing back mammoths be the key to reversing the effects of climate change?
As the Arctic begins to freeze over in the coming months, scientists from 17 nations will be right in the middle of it all, studying the impact of climate change.
The common cockroach are developing powerful resistance to bug spray, making them alarmingly difficult to kill.
A performance-enhancing microbe has been found in the poo of elite athletes, and it could help the rest of us.
These fresh honks are coming to a top ten playlist near you.
Would you return a lost wallet?
This is a worm that can really see through your sh*t... and its own.
Researchers have confirmed we're all alone in the universe... for now.
In an ideal world, people would look at issues with a clear focus only on the facts. But in the real world, we know that doesn’t happen often.
Though Saturn's rings might look smooth from down here, new observations -- closer than ever before -- tell a different story.
Scientists have uncovered the head of a wolf, more than 40,000 years old, found in permafrost on the shore of a river
The World Health Organisation's recognition of traditional medicines will have "repercussions for wild animals", green groups claim.
Researchers studying the fossils of an extinct 3-million-year-old mouse made what they called "a major scientific breakthrough" in determining the animal's fur colour.
A new 'super vaccine' fighting both flu and pneumococcal diseases could save millions of lives in years to come.
No, you didn't read that wrong -- a new study has found that bonobo mothers will do absolutely anything to ensure their son mates with a fertile female.
It's World Metrology Day and as a gift to us all, the scientific community has officially changed the definition of the kilogram.
Scientists compared the genes of tomatoes across the world and discovered the gene that gives them their flavour was missing from around 93 percent of modern varieties.
Forget salt, sugar and fat, it's ultra-processed foods we need to worry about, according to a new study.
Snakebites kill as many as 140,000 people around the world each year, with and another 400,000 victims suffering major disabilities such as amputation.
Researchers have found that shrimp collected from the deepest points of the ocean contain radioactive carbon that they have absorbed from the detonation of nuclear bombs.
Victor Vescovo, an American millionaire and undersea explorer just made a record-breaking dive to the bottom of the Mariana Trench -- and found plastic rubbish down there.
The Aldabra rail became extinct around 136,000 years ago. Now, it's reclaimed its home island.
In a world-first operation, a donor kidney has been transported by drone, cutting down the valuable time needed to ensure successful transplantation.
It's the first state to prohibit restaurants, caterers, coffee shops and grocery stores from using the to-go foam containers because they cannot be recycled locally.
Australian researchers have unlocked an antidote for the world's most venomous creature -- the box jellyfish.
Extraterrestrial life, that familiar science-fiction trope, that kitschy fantasy, that CGI nightmare, has become a matter of serious discussion, a “risk factor”, a “scenario”.
An anatomical diagram detailing women's milk ducts has been shared on Twitter and people can't handle it.
In a breakthrough experiment, researchers from Tel Aviv University have printed a 3D heart for the first time using a patient's own cells.
An El Al Airlines flight attendant is now in a coma and battling encephalitis after contracting measles.
After decades of searching, scientists have finally found the first type of molecule in the universe.
Researchers have managed to restore the function of cells in dead pigs' brains using a circulation of artificial liquid
For the first time in history, scientists have extracted liquid blood from an ancient animal body preserved in permafrost -- a 42,000-year-old foal.
Last week, two photos were beamed around the world: the first ever image of a black hole, and the excited face of the woman who helped make it happen.
A new study has found a link between a commonly-used food preservative and an altered immune response that could change the efficacy of the flu vaccine.
Because why not.
A fossilised whale with four legs, webbed feet and hoofed toes is revealing new details about the evolution and geographical spread of whales across the globe.
Previous research has found that dogs can sniff out diseases such as cancer and malaria with high levels of accuracy. Now a study has found that dogs can also smell epileptic seizures.
Spanish chef Jordi Roca is bringing back a bit of sweetness into the lives of those with an impaired sense of taste, with a chocolate that people experience through memories.
Scientists have found that sedating a person immediately after recalling a traumatic memory, actually numbs the emotional parts just hours later.
American Karen Uhlenbeck has won the 2019 Abel prize, often referred to as "maths Nobel" prize -- becoming the first woman to do so.
If you're in your 20s and are still struggling to 'adult' -- don't stress, because science has your back.
An Australian research station in Antarctica is a little more enviro-friendly as of Tuesday, after a new solar farm was turned on the first time.
Young girls and their mums are coming together at coding workshops aimed at changing their perception of what the internet can -- and should -- look like: more Captain Marvels and less men in hoodies.
International Women's Day is a chance to celebrate the accomplishments of women around the world.
A decade-long Australian study has drawn a new link finding that feeding babies earlier can lead to childhood obesity.
Apparently, not every animal in Australia wants to kill you.
Face it, at some point all of us are going to shuffle off this mortal coil and enter the abyss. But what happens with what is left behind?
Australian scientists have turned carbon dioxide back into coal, in what is being touted as a possible rewind of the emissions clock.
Australia's rugged outback will soon be home to the world's largest telescope, and what it could potentially tell us is mind-bending.
That's what scientists who've created a toothpaste ingredient out of glass want to know.
A new peanut allergy treatment out of Melbourne could help save lives -- and put PB&J sandwiches back on the menu.
Scientists have given this weight-loss trick -- that takes just 15 minutes a day -- a big tick of approval.
It’s almost 40 years since scientists discovered what wiped out the dinosaurs: an asteroid hitting Earth near modern-day Mexico. That was it, or so we thought.
New evidence suggests that even a small amount of exercise -- 15 minutes of jogging a day, for example -- could lower your risk of depression.
Cervical cancer could potentially be eliminated as a major public health threat in the majority of the world by the end of this century, a new study says.
The great white shark, one of the most fearsome predators in the world’s oceans in both fact and fiction, is a formidable creature — right down to its genes.
Researchers at the University of Queensland have discovered a way to modify our DNA to help inhibit fears generated by experience-based memories.
Memory and thinking skills naturally slow with age but now scientists are peeking inside living brains to tell if depression might worsen that decline -- and finding some worrisome clues.
According to research from the University of Colorado, the chemicals released while cooking a roast could make household air more polluted and "worse than Dehli".
A European satellite could be the answer scientists are looking for to clean up tonnes of space-junk orbiting through space around Earth.
NASA will make its final attempt to get Mars rover Opportunity to phone home on Wednesday night, after "Oppy" lost contact with Earth in a dust storm.
Nearly half of the world's insect species are at risk of extinction, threatening the collapse of nature.
Julia deVille first heard about the practice of plastination when it was embroiled in international controversy.
Australian researchers have discovered that bees can actually add and subtract.
New Zealand scientists found a memory stick inside of a frozen slab of Seal poo
Researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have found a way to convert radio signals into power which could allow phones, tablets, laptops and medical devices to run without a battery.
A new study has found that body size and exercise may make a big difference for women in the long term.
Honestly, is there really anything better in the world than a bag of hot chips?
A 100-kilometre long machine is being built in Europe and could tell us what is making our universe grow and how it does it.
According to the research whether or not you were on birth control when you met your partner is kind of a big deal.
We've all seen or watched the majestic moment a whale comes to the water's surface and strikes a blow.
A new study from the University of Adelaide found that obese women lost more weight when following an Intermittent Fasting (IF) diet plan than by cutting calories alone.
It’s not just good for tingles in your neck and head, it might also help you have a happier life
One small step for no man. One giant leap for China.
Popping cysts and digging out blackheads are so 2018, don't you know?