Australian visionaries who between them contributed to the broadband network, tuberculosis eradication and military radar communication, were recognised last night at the Clunies Ross Awards.
COSMOS chats to journalist Peter Pringle about a famous scientific rip-off that followed the discovery of a cure for tuberculosis.
NASA and private sector experts now agree that a man or woman could be sent on a mission to Mars over the next 20 years, despite huge challenges.
Julian Berengut’s research into the fundamental physics of the universe goes beyond pure science and into philosophical questions of human existence, he says.
Hardware from a Soviet spacecraft that went silent only seconds after making the first successful soft landing on Mars in 1971 might appear in images from NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
British scientist Robert Edwards, who was awarded a Nobel prize for his pioneering work in developing in vitro fertilisation (IVF), has died aged 87, his university announced.
The Easter holiday – and the treats that come with it – has given voice to an unlikely cause: the plight of the endangered orangutan, as its habitat falls victim to a booming palm oil industry.
It’s not often that a woman can say that a switch to being a stay-at-home mum was the best thing they ever did for their career. But Thoraiya Dyer can.
One of the most exciting things about science is the detective work, and never was this more the case than Friday.