Geologists conducting research off the coast of eastern Indonesia have identified what they claim to be the biggest exposed fault on Earth — a find that will help researchers assess dangers of future tsunamis in the area.
A research team led by Okayama University has discovered the gene mutation and enzyme that determine whether the dormancy of barley is long (better for food crops) or short (better for beer-making).
The increasing intensity and frequency of bushfires in Victoria is having a significant impact on the genetic diversity of the state's frog populations.
Australian researchers have found that the year 2015, currently listed as the hottest year on record, could be an average year by 2040 if carbon emissions continue to rise at the same rate.
A new 'laser radar' system that allows real-time monitoring of potentially hazardous dust emissions has been successfully trialled in the industrial centre of Port Hedland.
Australia has warmed by around 1°C since 1910, according to State of the Climate 2016.
Australian and German scientists have used the world's largest steerable radio telescopes to create the most detailed map yet of the Milky Way.
Scientists from The University of Queensland have discovered a major group of microorganisms contributing to climate change.
US and Australian scientists have developed a new method to estimate weakness in the Earth's outer layers. Their work will help explain and predict volcanic activity and earthquakes at a much smaller scale than previously possible.
University of Sydney researchers have announced world-record results in rocket efficiency following the invention of new thruster technology.
CO2CRC, The University of Melbourne and Federation University Australia have opened emissions reduction laboratories aimed at providing clean, efficient energy for Australia.
The Chinese Academy of Sciences has completed construction on the Five-hundred-meter Aperture Spherical Telescope (FAST) — the world's largest radio telescope.
Scientists are one step closer to using Australia's iconic gum trees to develop low-carbon renewable jet and missile fuel.
An international team of astronomers has discovered the secret behind a change in the behaviour of a supermassive black hole at the centre of a distant galaxy.
Australian researchers have uncovered the world's oldest fossils in a remote area of Greenland, pushing back the fossil record to near the start of the Earth's geological record and pointing to evidence of life on Earth very early in its history.