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A trio of scientists who discovered nanoparticles and quantum dots used in LED-lights, TV-screens and cancer surgery have won the Nobel prize for chemistry.
For more than 30 years, climate researchers have puzzled over the link between human-caused climate change and El Niño and La Niña events. New research is shedding light on what might be happening.
Thousands of eclipse chasers from across the globe are set to witness a rare total solar eclipse as the sun vanishes from the sky in the remote Ningaloo region.
Thousands of people travelled from around the globe to witness a rare total solar eclipse as the moon cast a 40km-wide shadow over the sun for 60 seconds.
Analysis of Australia's first near-complete sauropod dinosaur skull has revealed new details of the animal's anatomy, relationships and feeding habits.
People can travel to pre-colonial Brisbane and explore its Indigenous cultural heritage in a virtual step back in time at the World Science Festival.
A world-first surgical technique performed by an Australian surgeon using a groundbreaking Australian-Singaporean 3D implant has produced a jaw-dropping result.
Case numbers of COVID have fallen significantly across the nation as new treatments provide hope in the fight against the deadly virus.
A space voyager known as the Green Comet is now visible from Australia, 50,000 years after its last earth encounter in the time of the Neanderthals.
Aussie grains could feed the world in new products as consumers and food companies look for safe, affordable and low-emission alternatives to animal proteins.
There are better matches to modern-day wombats than the car-sized Diprotodon, and a skull found in a Queensland cave reveals more about their lives.
If you're an amateur astronomer living in Queensland, there are many exciting things to look out for in the night sky in 2023. Here are a few highlights to add to your observing calendar...
Scientists are trying to work out if a bacteria linked to dementia gets into human brains through the nose, like it does in mice.
A decision by Queensland's forensics lab not to test certain DNA samples as thoroughly as possible saved less than $1 million a year, a hearing has been told.
A PhD student from the University of Southern Queensland is developing an affordable wound dressing made from plum peel, aloe vera and sticky gum.
Australian scientists have discovered a natural mechanism that should help plant breeders engineer food crops that are better able to withstand climate change.
Anne Green is one of several women scientists given the country's highest recognition for her work, which has included a pioneering role in physics.
Dozens of Australia's most threatened animal species could be saved from extinction with enhanced conservation efforts, a study has found.
Saltwater crocodiles have changed their diet from fish to pigs and it could be why their numbers have rapidly climbed in northern Australia, scientists say.
Two groups of backyard astronomers have won top honours in the National Australian Convention of Amateur Astronomers.
Researchers have discovered that underwater volcanic eruptions are much more powerful than first thought and can occur at depths of "at least" one kilometre.
A new study has revealed Tasmanian Devils are fussy about their food, breaking the first rule of what it is to be a scavenger.
Australian scientists have debunked a century-old belief that male behavioural patterns led to more men becoming geniuses and high achievers than women.