A new method could significantly help the yeast-dependent industry to make new flavours of products, such as beer, wine and cheese, and potentially produce an entirely new product.
Mismatch between the personal sleep schedule and the circadian rhythm of a healthy adult can increase the risk of developing coronary heart disease and Type 2 diabetes.
A group of IVF doctors warn that the new bulk-billed clinic, Primary IVF, in Melbourne may put women at higher risk of health complications.
Mars could still host new formations of pools today despite its harsh environment, which easily evaporates or turns water into solid ice.
A new surgically implantable, artificial kidney has been developed for patients suffering from chronic kidney failure, as a permanent solution to the scarcity in organ transplantation.
Australia has named engineer and nuclear power advocate, Dr Alan Finkel, as its new chief scientist. Dr Finkel will work with the government on its future science and technology innovations.
NZ, Netherlands students win world climate competition for developing e-commerce platform to reduce CO2 emissions
A new e-commerce business plan has been developed by students from The Netherlands that would allow businesses to reduce their carbon emissions, while benefitting from sustainable purchasing choices.
Westmead Hospital in New South Wales is setting up a poo transplantation programme as part of its new treatment to cure the C. diff infection, which causes symptoms of diarrhoea and life-threatening inflammation of the colon.
A new electric wheelchair has been developed by students from Zurich, Switzerland, capable of climbing most types of stairs.
Environmental scientist wins Prime Minister's Prize for Science for global work to help threatened species
The 2015 Frank Fenner Prize for Life Scientist of the Year from the Prime Minister's Prize for Science has been awarded to Dr Jane Elith, of the University of Melbourne, for her contribution to environmental management around the world.
The growing use of home battery storage and competition in the solar energy industry could lead Australia to be a world leader in solar home battery storage, the Climate Council says in a new study.
The parasitic worm Opisthorchis viverrini was found to be effective in accelerating the healing of chronic wounds, and will help develop a vaccine against its induced cancer in the bile duct.
Major China, US pharmaceutical companies enter into innovative collaboration to provide ‘promising therapeutic approach’ for diabetes
The Yabao Pharmaceutical Company of China and Eli Lilly and Company in the US have announced their second strategic collaboration to develop a promising therapeutic approach for both early-stage and advanced diabetes.
Poor producers to tackle global climate change from their communities with new ‘Fairtrade Climate Standard’
Fairtrade Australia and New Zealand is set to launch a new Fairtrade Climate Standard that will allow businesses and individuals to reduce carbon emissions from their communities by providing carbon credits.
Global agricultural sector in need of more women to deliver ‘global food security’; leaders call for equality in science
Leaders are calling for more women to take careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics to help improve global food security.
Milky Way’s ‘most mysterious’ star: Kepler astronomers scramble to observe ‘bizarre’ light pattern due to possible ‘extraterrestrial civilisation’
A mysterious, distant star in the Milky Way Galaxy is causing a scramble among astronomers due to the bizarre light pattern it emits, which could potentially signify an “extraterrestrial civilisation.”
The government of Zimbabwe has announced that there will be no charges against Walter Palmer, the American dentist who killed Cecil the lion, due to legal papers that allow him to conduct the hunt.
A Canadian start-up has launched its pilot project that will suck CO2 out of the atmosphere to convert it into pellets, which will be used as alternative to fossil-fuels.
Two million people, mostly men, in China are facing a "growing epidemic of premature death" due to the consistently growing cigarette smoking habits of young people in the country.
A new report praised the quality of end-of-life care in the UK as the best in the world, as well as noting the surprising improvements in poorer nations.
A new report from the AIHW shows the rapid increase of demand for “ice” drug from Australians, especially the indigenous people.
The NASA announced on Monday that the Mars mystery has been solved, revealing the discovery of salty water that flows on its surface.
A couple in Australia were surprised when a healthy koala appeared to be hanging on their car’s grille after a road accident and surviving a 10-kilometre journey at 100km/h.
Selfie-related incidents caused more deaths in 2015 than shark attacks, with countries now taking precautions against the risk-taking attitudes of people seeking for the perfect pic.
Queensland Government warns Great Barrier Reef still in bad shape due to poor pollution-prevention actions
The Queensland government released an assessment showing the Great Barrier Reef has remained in poor condition despite pollution prevention efforts.
Youth Insearch has found success in helping young Australians facing a variety of issues avoid trouble, with long-lasting effects.
The UK Met Office has released a new report indicating a strong El Niño is now underway, and years 2015 and 2016 are more likely to have record-breaking global temperatures.
Australia slammed for Minister Peter Dutton’s climate joke, ‘insensitivity’ on refusing climate plea
Pacific leaders and Australian officials have been raising protests against Australian Immigration Minister Peter Dutton due to his “insensitive” joke on the situation of Pacific countries experiencing climate change.
Pacific leaders warned a possible walk out or to ask Australia to leave the Pacific Islands Forum happening this week if it insists on compromising the new goal to curb warming by 1.5°C.
The AIHW released a new report showing the progress of young Australians on avoiding smoking, single-occasion risky drinking and illicit drugs, but obesity remains a concern.