Children differ widely in how well they do at school. In recent years, researchers have shown that around two-thirds of differences in school achievement can be explained by differences in children’s genes.
Earthquakes in the central and eastern United States have increased dramatically in the last decade as a result of human activities.
What would it take for Walmart to be that company, at our best, all the time?
Nose bleeds, or epistaxes, are often a mystery to the 60% of us who have had at least one in our lifetime. Suddenly, and without obvious cause, bright red blood starts streaming from one nostril.
Lunar eclipses have fascinated cultures across the globe, and inspired several striking myths and legends, many of which portray the event as an omen.
What is it about roller coasters that some love so much, and is it an experience we tend to like less as we get older?
The 2016 marine heatwave that killed vast amounts of coral on the Great Barrier Reef also caused significant changes to fishes and other animals that live on these reefs.
A large portion of Australia will be treated to the longest total lunar eclipse in recent history.
Many people take a daily omega 3 supplement in the belief that it is good for their heart. But latest research, a systematic review of 79 clinical trials, found no evidence for this belief.
The Gulf Stream, which curves along the southern shore of Newfoundland, is saturated with plastics. Fish that feed from the surface waters, where plastics tend to accumulate, are in an ideal position to ingest plastics.
The next fortnight will be a real treat for stargazers - there are five planets to see in the evening sky, Mars is looking the best we’ve seen in 15 years, and on the morning of July 28 there will be a total lunar eclipse.
The soaring temperatures in Europe and North America have seen a rise in reports of dogs being rescued from hot cars. Police across England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland, Ireland, and Canada have all saved dogs from certain death.
It seems that psychedelics do more than simply alter perception. According to the latest research, they change the structures of neurons themselves.
Schizophrenia is considered a disorder of the mind, influencing the way a person thinks, feels and behaves. But our latest research shows that organs, other than the brain, also change at the onset of the disease.
Although our thirst for alcohol dates back to the Stone Age, nobody has figured out a good way to deal with the ensuing hangover after getting drunk. Until now.
The Turnbull government has pledged $500 million in the May budget for the rehabilitation of the Great Barrier Reef.
Scientists have known for a long time that as climate change started to heat up the Earth, its effects would be most pronounced in the Arctic. This expectation has become a reality.
Much of the discussion has been on how Cambridge Analytica was able to obtain data on more than 50m Facebook users – and how it allegedly failed to delete this data when told to do so.
A transgender woman might be the first to successfully breastfeed her adopted newborn child following months of hormone therapy.
Goodbye, Earth: Sixth mass extinction too late to be reversed, human overpopulation primary contributing cause
Scientists have warned that Earth’s sixth mass extinction is already underway. This means that three quarter of the planet’s species could soon disappear.
Jupiter’s titanic hurricane, known as the Great Red Spot, has fascinated observers for long. Now, the first NASA images from the Juno spacecraft started surfacing online.
Antarctica’s Larsen C ice shelf could destabilise after one of world’s largest icebergs detaches from it; Scientists worried
Antarctica’s Larsen C ice shelf is cracking, and once it gives way, it will set adrift one of the largest icebergs on record. Thus, all eyes are on the ice shelf as the deep crack continues to cut across its surface.
Melbourne researchers using honeybee vision to make highly advanced cameras, provides solution to classic problem
According to Melbourne researchers, the way honeybees see colour could pave way for higher accuracy for cameras used in robots, drones and phones. In short, the researchers discovered a new mechanism for processing colour information.
SpaceX Falcon 9 launch update: Elon Musk tweets on next launch window; Engineers inspecting rocket and its systems
SpaceX, the company owned by Elon Musk, has called off a Falcon 9 rocket launch for the second day in a row. The communications satellite launch was cancelled with only 10 seconds left on the countdown clock.
Frog evolution: Meteor impact that wiped off the dinosaurs 66 million years ago allowed frogs to evolve
Scientists have recently discovered that after a global catastrophe killed off the dinosaurs, frogs began taking advantage of the catastrophe. The new study has claimed that 88 percent of frog species alive today owe their existence to the meteor impact 66 million years ago.
The Earth could be hit by an asteroid, which could spell the end of humanity. Head of the European Space Operations Centre (ESOC) in Darmstadt, Germany Rolf Densing said that the planet would "sooner or later" be hit by space rocks.
Breakthrough discovery: Supermassive black holes orbiting each other due to merging of galaxies; Insights into evolution of galaxies
Researchers at the University of New Mexico have observed and measured, for the first time, orbiting supermassive black holes in a distant galaxy. The discovery of the two black holes orbiting around each other is hailed as “groundbreaking.”
SpaceX, Florida refurbishing facility expansion, Iridium satellites: Proposed hangar to prepare Falcon boosters for re-flight
SpaceX is preparing is preparing its 10th flight of the year and its third launch in just nine days. It already has a backlog of more than 70 missions, which is worth more than US$10 billion (AU$13 billion approx).
'Extinction event' defeated the Megalodon, world’s largest shark; Scientists believe sea level change caused sudden disappearance
Researchers at the University of Zurich may finally have an answer to the mysterious disappearance of the Megalodon, which was once the world’s biggest shark, at least three times the size of a Great White.
Eco-friendly cars with ‘cleaner’ tech can still cause harm; Stricter emission standards not the main solution
Gasoline-dependent automobiles with ‘cleaner’ technology could still emit harmful elements into the air, according to a new study. Also, stricter emission standards may not limit secondary organic aerosol reduction.
Greenland ice sheet melt, warming seas, land ice shift accelerate sea level rise; Australian and international researchers panic
Australian and international researchers have found out that the rate at which global sea levels have risen in a little over two decades has increased by 50 percent. Researchers involved in the study used refined satellite estimates to come to this shocking discovery.
Technology blackouts could become commonplace on Earth as scientists stated that solar flares are difficult to predict than previously thought. Solar winds may lead to tech blackouts, and our planet is unprepared for it.
World Heritage-listed Great Barrier Reef in Australia is the largest living structure on this planet, and according to a new study, it is worth $56 billion. It is too big an economic driver and ecosystem to fail, the study revealed.
SpaceX, Iridium satellites, Falcon Heavy update: Rapid turnaround stuns the world; Refurbished boosters a breakthrough
SpaceX has created a record by launching two rockets within three days. The company has completed two back-to-back missions successfully. It is SpaceX’s rapid-most launch turnaround yet.