Couples have tied the knot or renewed their vows on the leap day as February 29 jumps from a calendar correction to a romantic new tradition.
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All options are on the table as the federal government tries to get Facebook to negotiate deals with Australian news outlets.
Invasive Asian honey bees have defied evolutionary expectations to grow from a single swarm into more than 10,000 colonies in Queensland, researchers say.
Australian scientists have detected an opioid that is three times more potent than fentanyl in wastewater in the United States, in a worrying discovery.
Australia's island-dwelling birds are among the species most at risk of extinction, and it might be due to their lack of preparedness for introduced predators.
Women scientists are playing key roles in protecting Australian agriculture against invasive species while changing the face of a male-dominated sector.
A new report recommends changes to support more diversity in science, engineering and technology jobs, as the industry fails to embrace change.
Mining and utilities are tipped as "bright spots" for construction and engineering jobs to offset broader economic pain as business investment stalls.
Amazon will launch operations at its first solar farm project in Queensland, with the 500-hectare site to generate enough power for 60,000 homes.
An investigation into a cyber attack on St Vincent's Health Australia has found no evidence that personal data was stolen or posted on the dark web.
Researchers say hazard-reduction burns and logging can make forests up to seven times more flammable and it's time to rethink how they're managed.
Voluntary regulations for AI are on the cards as concerns mount about the emerging technology's impact on jobs, copyright and disinformation.
Home grown technology designed for cattle is now being used in the fight to protect some of the world's most vulnerable species including the koala and giraffe.
The federal government is considering mandatory safeguards for the use of artificial intelligence in high-risk settings.
After decades of work, scientists have discovered tropical forests are not as diverse as once thought.
Record heat across the world impacted the global water cycle in 2023, scientists have found, contributing to severe storms, floods, droughts and fires.
The fire risk from lithium-ion batteries is rising as Christmas shoppers continue stocking up on gadgets and devices that run on the rechargeable power source.
Christmas will be less merry than usual for many Australians, with a union poll showing a sizeable number of people plan to spend less on lunch and presents.
Tens of millions of red crabs are scurrying to the coast of Christmas Island, in one of the world's most colourful annual mass migrations.
A failure by the former Morrison government to provide Iraq War documents to the National Archives will be investigated.
Authorities are scrambling to address a cyberattack at national provider St Vincent's Health, the latest in a series of hacks on Australian organisations.
Facebook parent company Meta has pleaded not guilty to charges brought by billionaire Andrew Forrest over an alleged cryptocurrency clickbait advertising scam.
Police have charged a 29-year-old man with murder over the fatal stabbing of a Bhutanese woman he worked with at a Canberra zoo.
One in three Australians don't believe keeping up their COVID-19 boosters or measures to curb its spread are important amid an eighth wave, a survey shows.
Federal Opposition Leader Peter Dutton is Australia's least trusted politician, according to a Roy Morgan poll.
Australians will have their best opportunity in years to watch the annual Geminid meteor shower due to a near-ideal combination of conditions.
Support for Labor has bounced back and they have pulled ahead of the coalition again but net approval remains in the red for both leaders, a new poll shows.
Support for Labor has bounced back in fresh polling that shows negative sentiment improving slightly for both the prime minister and opposition leader.
The Federal government granted an $11 million investment to solar technology company SunDrive, creating over 500 jobs in the process.
Professions likely to feel the early impact of artificial intelligence have been identified by a report that warns training must adapt to fit the technology.
"Pooed plastic for six days": Sea turtles unexpectedly inhabiting Australia's busiest and most polluted waterways face increased risks from man-made threats.