One hundred years after Albert Einstein first penned his theory of general relativity, Professor Geraint Lewis says we're only now starting to scratch the surface of what the theory predicts.
It's been an exciting couple of weeks in the field of astronomy, with scientists both discovering new worlds and finding out more about old ones.
June 2015 marked a major milestone in the field of astronomy, with construction approval announced for the highly anticipated Giant Magellan Telescope — the biggest optical telescope in the world.
An international team of scientists studying ultrafast physics has solved a mystery of quantum mechanics, finding that quantum tunnelling is an instantaneous process.
Physicists at The Australian National University (ANU) have performed a famous experiment in quantum theory, created by the late theoretical physicist John Wheeler, which suggests that reality does not exist until it is measured.
Everyone likes solving a mystery, and the hunt for the source of strange signals detected by Australia's Parkes radio telescope is a classic. Although how "aliens" became involved in the story is more of a media mystery.
The Advanced LIGO project has been officially opened in the United States. The project aims to complete the search for the last missing piece of Einstein's general theory of relativity - gravitational waves.
Chinese and Australians scientists have published research experimentally exploring how quantum matter changes when it makes a 'quantum phase transition'.
Researchers from KU Leuven have discovered a method to separate the rare-earth elements europium and yttrium with UV light instead of traditional solvents. Their findings offer new opportunities for the recycling of fluorescent lamps and low-energy light bulbs.
Swinburne University of Technology PhD student Emily Petroff has become the first person to observe a 'fast radio burst' - a short, bright flash of radio waves from an unknown source - happening live.
Researchers have used the most powerful computer in Japan to explore a process observed in both bubbly beverages as well as scientific systems including spin systems, foams and metallic alloys.
Researchers have improved the constraints on time-variation of fundamental constants by making measurements of two optical clock transitions in the same atom (ytterbium). Their experiments have shown that one essential fundamental constant - the mass ratio of protons to electrons - can have changed only by a maximum of one part in a million over the age of our solar system.
Physicists from The University of Western Australia have invented a tiny detector, about the size of a coin, which they claim could observe gravitational waves - ripples in space-time generated by accelerating massive objects.
European physicists have put forward an explanation as to why the universe did not collapse immediately after the Big Bang. Their theory follows studies which suggest that the production of Higgs particles during the accelerating expansion of the very early universe (inflation) should have led to instability and collapse.
In the lead-up to the 2014 Melbourne Cup, RMIT researchers have revealed a tip for those jockeys looking to reduce drag on a horse during a race.