Is the end coming? Scientists believe the collapse of human civilization is only a few decades away as the effects of climate change catch up on our species.
Earth/Environment June 5, 2019
Hundreds of opal-encrusted bones have been found in the Australian town of Lightning Ridge. These bones belong to a newly discovered dinosaur species Fostoria dhimbangunmal from 100 million years ago.
Ancient June 5, 2019
A meteor zipped across Australia's skies last week. According to a research center, the object entered the atmosphere with the force equal to 10 percent of the explosive yield of the Hiroshima nuclear bomb.
Space May 28, 2019
Gold digger alert! Scientists have discovered a type of fungi in Australia that draws gold from its surroundings, possibly signaling new deposits that have yet to be unearthed.
Earth/Environment May 27, 2019
A bright meteor streaked through Australia this week and lit up the night sky. Despite its size and brightness, it is still considered quite small by NASA's standards.
Feature | Science May 24, 2019
Researchers who surveyed Cocos Islands, Australia's last unspoiled paradise, found tons of plastic debris washed up on the beach. They estimated that there are 414 million pieces of plastic debris in the uninhabited islands.
Earth/Environment May 21, 2019
Australia has approved the use of CRISPR gene editing tool on plants and animals without the oversight of a governmental body. The controversial move has been called a 'middle ground' compared to regulations on other countries.
Animals May 1, 2019
Feral cats are domestic cats abandoned and lost in the wild. In Australia, the government wants 2 million feral cats dead by 2020 in an effort to save native species.
Animals April 27, 2019
Almost 80 years after its tragic end, the wreckage of an Australian ship sunk by a Japanese submarine in World War II has now been found by a team of scientists. Here is the story of how it was discovered.
Ancient April 26, 2019
Two Australians figure out a way to get a free burger from self-serving kiosks in McDonald's. The secret? Get 10 orders of patty-less burgers first.
Viral April 15, 2019
Mining water from the moon could drastically cut down the cost of space exploration and future long-term space missions. Australia's Space Agency recently announced plans to mine water from the lunar surface.
Space April 5, 2019
Lord Howe Island Marine Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, has been hit with widespread coral bleaching. In some areas, scientists reported that about 90 percent of corals have been damaged due to warmer ocean water temperature.
Earth/Environment April 3, 2019
A fisherman caught the 220-pound head of a gigantic mako shark in Australia, leaving people wondering about the nature of its mysterious attacker. What kind of monster can decapitate such a powerful animal?
Animals April 1, 2019
A new species of dinosaur has been identified from fossils unearthed in Victoria, Australia. The herbivores grew to about the size of a modern-day wallaby and had powerful hind legs like a kangaroo.
Ancient March 11, 2019
Strawberry lovers, beware: pins and needles have been found inside the fruits in Queensland, Australia. Authorities have launched the manhunt for the culprit behind the dangerous scheme, while the public is urged to slice strawberries before eating them.
Public Health September 17, 2018
The Great Barrier Reef, home to a diverse marine ecosystem, could be destroyed by environmental threats including global warming. While the Australian government has implemented changes to minimize damage, saving the Reef requires global action.
Earth/Environment August 22, 2018
A citizen scientist's find in an Australia beach is not just rare but significant as well. While other shark teeth fossil finds are of just one shark tooth, this one pulled over 40 teeth from a boulder.
Ancient August 10, 2018
A high-resolution satellite camera partly developed at La Trobe University in Australia was blasted into space to track the Great Barrier Reef, as well as aid in the fight against bushfires and emergency situations.
Earth/Environment July 2, 2018
The Perth Zoo in Australia was forced to say farewell to its oldest Sumatran Orangutans, Puan. She spent a majority of her life at the zoo and has over 54 descendants living around the world.
Animals June 19, 2018
A Melbourne, Australia native will have a chance to face off against Google and its legal team in a courtroom. Milorad 'Michael' Trkulja accused the technology company of defamation.
Google June 13, 2018
A new study reveals that India ranked as number 10 on the list of countries with the least amount of cancer cases. Australia, New Zealand, and the United States ranked as the top three countries to have the highest amount of cancer incidences.
Healthy Living/Wellness June 5, 2018
The Queensland Parks and Wildlife Services was forced to close two island groups in the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Areas. It is due to the vast rat population that is threatening the islands' ecosystem.
Earth/Environment May 29, 2018
Two species of antechinus, best known for males dying after reproduction, are now on the endangered list. However, it is not their suicidal reproduction method that is threatening their survival.
Animals May 20, 2018
After being denied assisted suicide in his home country of Australia, David Goodall traveled to Switzerland for it. Goodall was 104 years old when he died on Thursday, May 10.
Healthy Living/Wellness May 10, 2018
A study has confirmed that the HTLV-1 virus has infected 40 percent of adults in a region in rural Australia. Researchers are trying to determine the reasons behind the spread of it.
Public Health May 7, 2018
Australia is set to start its new space agency with a $50 million budget allocation from the Australian government. This is only part of the investment, most of which will be provided by private companies.
Space May 3, 2018
Pelvic mesh implants that have been used to treat women in Australia have led to complications that have launched a government report. The government's report says that the procedure should only be used as a last resort.
Public Health March 28, 2018
A coffin that was thought to be empty that was stored at Sydney University for 150 years was revealed to have a mummy inside. Scientists revealed that they found a 2,500 year old mummy inside the coffin.
Ancient March 26, 2018
A mystery fish was found washed ashore on a beach in Australia but was gone the very next day. Is it a sea monster, a living fossil, or a special protected species?
Animals March 11, 2018
Researchers found rocks in Georgetown, in the northern part of Queensland, that were unlike any others in Australia. The rocks, however, shared striking similarities with others found in North America, suggesting that the two continents were once connected.
Earth/Environment January 24, 2018
An underwater landscape in Australia is reminiscent of Mordor in J.R.R. Tolkien's novels. Such hidden underwater landscapes have been difficult to study before because of their inaccessibility.
Earth/Environment January 21, 2018
The Australian government has offered money for innovative ideas and concepts that can save the Great Barrier Reef. The largest living structure faced massive coral bleaching for the second time in a row in 2017, which is a cause of worry.
Earth/Environment January 18, 2018
The partial skeleton of a turkey-sized dinosaur were found at a site in Australia. The dinosaur appeared to be tangled in a log-jam, suggesting it roamed in a forested environment.
Ancient January 12, 2018
From 1993 to 2016, scientists were able to discover nine double whirlpools. Their observations revealed that such water formations do not behave like normal eddies.
Earth/Environment December 30, 2017
A group of Australian scientists monitoring a protected area accidentally discovered a small and furry marsupial. It is identified as a crest-tail mulgara, which has been thought to be extinct in inland Australian regions for more than 100 years.
Animals December 20, 2017
Tesla's Elon Musk has won the bet to create world's largest lithium-ion battery power project in South Australia. With this Elon Musk has kept his promise and will take home $50 million for the completed project.
Business Tech November 24, 2017
What seemed like an ordinary trip to the beach ended up as a medical emergency for 16-year-old Sam Kanizay of Australia. What caused his wound that led to profuse bleeding and lots of skin marks: sea lice or sea fleas?
Animals August 8, 2017
A recently discovered collection of relics has revealed that people settled in Australia 20,000 years before they did in Europe. It was also discovered that humans lived alongside Australia's megafauna.
Ancient July 20, 2017
Elon Musk opened the challenge to solve South Australia’s power crisis with a 100-day guarantee. Australia’s government has given Tesla the contract after a bidding war.
Business Tech July 7, 2017
The Great Barrier Reef is valued at a huge AU $56 billion (or US $42 billion). Read more findings from the report from Deloitte Access Economics about Great Barrier Reef and Australian economy links.
Earth/Environment June 26, 2017
A team from Museums Victoria in Australia has just come back from its month-long deep sea expedition. Its surprise to the public: a range of strange underwater creatures that include the peanut worm, blob fish, and many more.
Animals June 19, 2017
UNESCO urged the Australian government to beef up efforts save the Great Barrier Reef from complete damage. The reef's coral underwent several mass bleaching events and are in danger of becoming extinct.
Earth/Environment June 4, 2017
Scientists on a month-long research voyage surveying the abyss of Australia have rediscovered a faceless fish that was last seen more than 100 years ago. The creature was found at a depth of 4,000 meters.
Earth/Environment May 31, 2017
The Australian government has announced $18 million in funding to protect the Great Barrier Reef, particularly its water quality management. But it won't be enough in the face of major coral bleaching and climate change, according to an expert.
Earth/Environment April 14, 2017
In a citizen science project using images from the SkyMapper telescope, researchers from the Australian National University have identified four likely Planet Nine candidates. Will one of these objects end the elusive search?
Space April 4, 2017