The Lyrid meteor shower will peak on Saturday, April 22, with about 10-20 meteors expected to fall per hour. The Lyrids shower will last until Tuesday, April 25.
NASA's newest atomic clock may eventually help future astronauts get more precise calculations of data about their spacecraft.
A giant new species of fossil otter was recently recovered in northeastern Yunnan Province, China.
Microfibre garments that people use and then wash pose an invisible threat to aquatic environments. When the microplastics end up in waterways, they can endanger marine species and eventually humans that consume them.
Spider silk is foreseen as the fibre of the future, with a company from the Bay Area initiating an innovation that uses biotechnology to come up with a limited-edition woven tie.
A bright pink late in the heart of Melbourne has ignited much interest, and the scientific cause is red algae that makes pigments called carotenoids.
A pair of astrophysicists have speculated that Fast Radio Bursts (FRBs) may have come from an extraterrestrial civilisation.
The music of the late singer Chuck Berry will be flying through interstellar space on NASA's Voyager 1 golden record.
A method that can bolster memory similar to what champions have was underscored by a team of research scientists.
The vernal equinox 2017, or spring equinox 2017, is popularly believed to be the start of spring for countries in the northern hemisphere. This year, the phenomenon is expected to occur on March 20.
Comcare has revealed weird compensation requests by Australian public servants including lawn mowing, longer coffee breaks and breast reductions.
As expected, Russia resumed bombing of Aleppo after the ceasefire extended by Russian President Vladimir Putin to Nov 4 ended. The Saturday air strike, seen as the final assault in the northwestern part of the war-torn , killed 11 civilians and injured 25 people.
As the debate on how to achieve a stable electricity system in Australia continues, Soren Hermansen, the man who helped create the first island run on 100 percent renewable energy, said he has to travel to Australia for a blackout.
Space X founder Elon Musk announced on Monday that the company planned a private trip around the moon and back to the Earth in 2018.
Australia can construct a secure and inexpensive energy grid that will use 100 percent renewable energy, according to the findings of a new research conducted by the Australia National University (ANU). Moreover, the new grid can be created using existing technologies.
According to newly revealed documents, environmental health is not important to the governing body as it cut programs and sold Ecofund for less than what it costs. Ecofund was a state-owned carbon and environmental offsetting and advisory company.
Recent reports of over a thousand grey-headed flying foxes are dying off due to the heat. It is said that some bats die while still hanging in the tree. Over the course of the week, they fall down to the ground and are cleaned up.
New South Wales continued to suffer through scorching conditions over the weekend. The heat prompted a Sydney man to prove he could fry an egg in the severe heat inside his car.
Adelaide experienced a small earthquake on Friday. The tremor, which struck at 12:24 p.m., comes after nine days when the city experienced a relatively larger quake.
Authorities are calling for the public to help prevent blackouts as temperatures continue to soar across the country. A potentially record-breaking heatwave is likely to set in eastern Australia.
The sky is proving itself a triple threat on Friday, Feb. 10.
A sinkhole opened up near Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s harbourside mansion in Sydney on Wednesday. The incident occurred in the wake of Tuesday’s severe storms that cause massive rainfall across the city.
Adelaide has received a massive amount of rainfall over the weekend. Since 9:00 a.m. on Sunday, the city has been drenched with as much as 28.2 millimetres of rainfall. With this, the average of February for Adelaide was taken down in a day.
A bushfire burning northwest of Melbourne Central Business District, threatening to cause damage to properties, has been controlled by firefighters. A previous watch and act message issued for residents in Bulla, Diggers Rest and Calder Park was downgraded to advice in a 6 p.m. advice.
New South Wales and Queensland will be enduring extremely sweltering conditions in the next week. Mercury levels are expected to rise to 48 degrees Celsius.
Sydney will sustain another scorching day on Tuesday, with mercury levels reaching nearly 40 degrees Celsius. Southerly winds will likely present a relief from the heat starting 1PM on Tuesday, but an extreme heatwave will return over the weekend.
Sydney is bracing for the hottest summer of the last 120 years. Until Tuesday, as many as seven days have seen temperatures rise over 35 degrees Celsius.
An emergency warning for a bushfire that continues to blaze west of Camberwell has been downgraded to watch-and-act. The fire has progressed towards the New England Highway and is close to the village.
Sydney is forecasted to face more sweltering days and warm nights ahead. The week’s heat is expected to be more pronounced in the west of Sydney as Penrith is set to hit 42 degrees on Monday and Tuesday respectively. Meanwhile, Parramatta reaches 36 degrees on Monday and 41 degrees on Tuesday.
An alert has been issued for three states –- South Australia, Victoria and New South Wales –- as thunderstorms are expected to up the possibility of flash flooding. Heavy rain and thunderstorms will likely impact the three states.