There's no need to raid the supermarket today, but gathering supplies is a reasonable response to the prospect of disaster
An archaeological site in India sheds new light on how ancient humans dispersed from Africa across the world.
NASA's InSight lander has recorded the first evidence of earthquake-like tremors on Mars. The discovery opens a new chapter in our understanding of the geological processes at play on another world.
More than 70% of the Universe is made of ‘dark energy’, the mysterious stuff even stranger than dark matter
Today on the podcast, we explore what we know about dark energy, believed to be responsible for the acceleration of the expansion of the Universe.
A new tool for seeing hotspots in the brain could help doctors detect neurological disorders.
US researchers have revealed the molecular 'key' that allows the 2019-nCoV virus to gain access to our cells. And they found it is many times more tenacious than the previous SARS virus.
A scientist whose Kangaroo Island home was threatened by the summer's bushfires says there is a 'knowledge gap' between satellite data and useful maps that can protect communities.
Charred plant remains from one of the oldest archaeological sites reveal that the first Australians ate a varied - and sometimes labour-intensive - diet.
Wind turbines and solar farms need a lot of raw materials. Australia can supply some, but we need to do it sustainably.
Most of us are familiar with the concept of psychological trauma. But what is collective trauma, and how can we tackle it in the wake of the bushfire crisis?
Quarantines and shutdowns in China will have far-reaching effects due to the country's key position in global supply chains
I want you to imagine a highway exclusively devoted to delivering the world’s energy. Each lane is restricted to trucks that carry one of the world’s seven large-scale sources of primary energy: coal, oil, natural gas, nuclear, hydro, solar and...
Could graphene - shown here as an illustration of its molecular structure - come to define the next phase of the information revolution? Rost9/ShutterstockEvery age in the history of human civilisation has a signature material, from the Stone Age, to...
Tonkid / ShutterstockIt’s hard for women to succeed in science. Our research shows it’s even harder for women of colour. We interviewed women of colour working in scientific and technical organisations across Australia about their experiences. As well as direct...
Dating app Tinder has come under increasing scrutiny over harassment facilitated by the platform. But its new safety measures, while undoubtedly an improvement, are unlikely to prevent abuse.
Sophie Cross, Author providedIn 2017 and 2018 I walked the equivalent of 28 marathons in the scorching Western Australian outback. Why, you ask? To assess how some of Australia’s largest lizard species interact with restored mines. As part of my...
Expedition reveals the violent birth of Earth’s hidden continent Zealandia, forged in a ring of fire
IODP, Author providedThree years ago, the identification of Zealandia as a continent made global headlines. Now, newly published results from our scientific drilling expedition reveal the largely submerged Zealandia continent, which stretches across five million square kilometres beneath the southwest...
David A. Litman/ShutterstockScientists have revealed the detailed genetic makeup of thousands of cancer samples, yielding new insights into the genes that drive the many and varied forms of the disease. The results, published in a landmark collection of research papers...