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The magic of the first kiss

Monday, 13 February 2012

A kiss is just a kiss. Or is it? Whether you're looking for love or happily coupled this Valentine's Day, take a moment to ponder the incredible moment that is... the first kiss.

Physicist Tanya Monro is director of the Institute for Photonics and Advanced Sensing at the University of Adelaide.A fetish for photons

Wednesday, 25 January 2012Article has photo slideshow

What fabulous science book will you be reading this summer?Our best summer science books

Wednesday, 14 December 2011

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Tim Silverwood aboard The Sea Dragon in search of the infamous Great Garbage Patch.The Great Garbage Patch exposed

Monday, 12 September 2011Article has audioArticle has photo slideshow

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Your beach treasures

Wednesday, 8 February 2012
Come beachcombing with us and see the beautiful treasures discovered along our sandy beaches and under the waves by our photo competition winners and finalists.

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The Fukushima syndrome

Monday, 12 March 2012
The "Fukushima disaster" clouds the merits of nuclear power, argues Martin Freer. 21 comments

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The oldest alpha male chimpanzee in Uganda known as Zakayo eats a piece of cake

How 'natural' is democracy?

Friday, 24 February 2012
You may have heard of top dogs, queen bees and kings of the jungle, but never senators of the savannah and voter ants.


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Omega Centauri is the biggest and brightest of the 150 or so globular clusters that orbit around the outside of our Milky Way galaxy. The Milky Way's mad scientists

Tuesday, 30 August 2011 2 comments
There are places in our galaxy where the impossible is possible and stars regularly do the unexpected, writes Bryan Gaensler in this extract from his new book.

Touchdown: space shuttle Atlantis returns to Earth after mission STS-106. On 21 July 2011 Atlantis STS-135 touched down for the final time.Taxis in space

Thursday, 21 July 2011 6 commentsArticle has audio
With the shutdown of the space shuttle program, how will astronauts and experiments travel into space? Privateers say it's time for a space taxi.

Space shuttle Discovery makes the 3.4 kilometre journey to the spacepad at Kennedy Space Center.Space shuttle special

Friday, 8 July 2011
Relive the memories of the space shuttle on our page of photos, audio and video stories featuring Australian astronauts Andy Thomas and Paul Scully-Power, quizzes and more.

Roasted prime rib, hot from the oven, dripping juices, and ready to be carved. Also known as a standing rib roast; this is the cut from which ribeye steaks are made.The science of cooking

Thursday, 30 June 2011 12 commentsArticle has photo slideshow
Cooking a roast dinner is not only a mouth-watering experience, it's also a giant experiment. The scientist and the chef explain the chemistry and share their top tips.

Man and a mike: Professor Fred Watson is at home behind a microphone communicating science and playing music.Astronomy's more than a day job

Thursday, 23 June 2011Article has photo slideshow
Professor Fred Watson is one of Australia's best-loved astronomers and science communicators, but did you know he was also a folk musician?

Celebrating 50 years of human spaceflight.50 years of human spaceflight

Thursday, 7 April 2011
On 12 April 1961, Russian cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin became the first man in space. Celebrate the extraordinary achievements that have been made since that historic moment in our multimedia timeline.

Little bloodsucker: an electon micrograph image shows a bed bug's mouth and probicus in fine detail.The bugs bite back

Wednesday, 23 March 2011 23 commentsArticle has photo slideshow
Blood-sucking parasites have been human companions since antiquity. Now they're fighting back against our best efforts to eradicate them.

Tasmanian devils live in logging coupes.Fossil DNA saving our species

Monday, 28 February 2011 1 commentsArticle has audioArticle has photo slideshow
Scientists hope ancient DNA holds the key to saving endangered species such as the Tasmanian devil.

'Aedes aegypti' mosquitoFighting dengue

Monday, 21 February 2011 2 commentsArticle has videoArticle has photo slideshow
As Australia's dengue season escalates, we look at how science is trying to tackle the rise of this potentially deadly disease.

Karen Barlow travels to Antarctica onboard the Auroras Australis.Breaking the Ice

Wednesday, 22 December 2010
Karen Barlow blogs about her journey to Antarctica onboard the Aurora Australis. Send her a question about Antarctica or comment on her blog.

We seem to have an innate primal instinct to shop.My brain made me buy it

Monday, 6 December 2010 15 commentsArticle has photo slideshow
From our genetic make-up to the layout of the mall, the science of shopping reveals the complex interplay of factors that drive us to buy.

A critical challenge will be managing the large amounts of data the internet of things produces. The internet of things

Wednesday, 17 November 2010 16 commentsArticle has photo slideshow
Imagine a future where everything is connected to the internet. Not just your phone and your laptop, but your car, your house, even parts of your body.

Most of the exoplanets found so far like this artist's impression of HD 189733b are known as hot Jupiters. The planet hunters

Thursday, 28 October 2010 24 commentsArticle has videoArticle has photo slideshow
The thrill of finding alien worlds is just part of the job for astronomers dedicated to unravelling the mysteries of the universe.

Red and blue: older style 3D movies use stereoscopic images viewed through red and blue glasses.The bold new wave of 3D

Wednesday, 6 October 2010 4 commentsArticle has photo slideshow
3D technology has made a splash on our cinema screens, but is it really the next big technological leap or simply another marketing ploy?

 Feed the world: It is estimated 110 million tonnes of seafood is eaten each year.Survival of the fishes

Thursday, 9 September 2010 12 commentsArticle has videoArticle has photo slideshow
Overfishing is a problem in Australia, but we've come a long way in recent years in terms of fishing sustainability, say scientists and environmentalists.

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Crude - the incredible story of oil

We depend upon oil, yet few of us know what it is. Watch this award-winning documentary to discover how oil is shaping our Earth's future.