Australian astronomers have discovered an object six to eight billion light years away that - in about a millisecond - ejected the same amount of energy that our sun releases in 2½ years.
What do the 21 new Australian Academy of Science fellows have in common?
The Royal Botanic Garden in Sydney is embarking on a four-year program that it says will revolutionise land restoration.
Street smarts are the key to boosting the wild population of Tasmanian devils, scientists say.
In a new BBC Two documentary, a team of researchers argues that if an asteroid believed to be responsible for killing the dinosaurs had hit a few minutes earlier or later, the animals may still be alive.
Taking a closer look at butterfly's iridescent wings may lead to breakthroughs in solar and stealth technologies.
They pack their wings away in complex origami-like folds, before opening into a fixed, strong membrane for flight.
Scientists exploring the abyss off Australia's east coast expect to see many new creatures.
Monitoring exploding stars called supernovae is helping us to measure the universe.
ANU research could be a first step to developing prosthetic brain implants.
Children exposed to at least a year and a half of private music lessons have an edge when it comes to detecting patterns in the world around us, with musical instrument training making their brains better at statistical learning.
The harsh atmosphere of Titan has been recreated in a laboratory in suburban Melbourne.
Australian astronomers will gain access to the world's best optical observatories in Chile thanks to a 10-year strategic partnership between Australia and the European Southern Observatory.
Australian astronomers will access cutting edge telescopes in Chile thanks to a new investment.
Scientists have named a spiky, tank-like dinosaur after the fanciful beast Zuul from the blockbuster film Ghostbusters.
ANU has given the University of South China keys to its $35 million nuclear fusion Stellarator reactor.
Far removed from its natural environment in the marshes of western NSW, in the city the white ibis is giving up its protein-rich diet and loading up on carbs.
It is commonly known that the atoms in our bodies are made out of star dust. Now scientists have found a use for what our ancestors later became: cave dust.
Larry Marshall remains optimistic about collaboration between the CSIRO and the US scientific community.
Sifting through teaspoons of clay and sand scraped from the floors of caves, German researchers have isolated ancient human DNA - without turning up a single bone.