An international research team has discovered the remains of microorganisms at least 3.77 billion years old, making them the oldest fossils ever found.
UWA's Zadko Telescope has captured the explosion that gave birth to a black hole 12 billion light years away, which took place before the Earth and Sun existed.
Australian and Scottish researchers have found that soils containing lead, manganese or aluminium — even in small amounts — contain bacteria with antibiotic resistance.
Japanese researchers have been investigating the source of energy driving the Earth's magnetic field, hidden deep within its core.
Astronomers have announced evidence for the existence of a 'middleweight' black hole — otherwise known as the missing link between relatively small, stellar-mass black holes and the supermassive black holes that lie at the centre of some galaxies.
Victorians scientists have discovered the point at which baleen whales acquired the ability to make and hear the lowest frequency sounds of any mammal, which they use to send whale songs across tens and even hundreds of kilometres.
Across the universe, galaxies are being killed, and scientists want to know whodunnit.
German scientists have been investigating the true age of 49 Lib, a relatively bright star in the southern sky, which was until recently believed to be 2.3 billion years old.
The Donald Danforth Plant Science Center has announced a three-year, $6.1 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to expand and accelerate the development of advanced sorghum phenotyping and breeding technologies.
German researchers have successfully created a cloud of ultracold atoms in space — and begun testing a theory of Albert Einstein's in the process.
The Turnbull government is seeking input from the industry, science and research communities on priority research themes for upcoming selection rounds of the Cooperative Research Centres (CRC) Programme.
Scientists have discovered that rising temperatures are damaging insects' ability to reproduce.
If you can't shake the feeling that 2016 went on for longer than a typical calendar year, you're not actually far from the truth.