First twitter tool gauges world`s emotions in real-time

Australian scientists have developed the world`s first Twitter tool that can map moods around the globe in real-time to help improve the allocation of mental health services.

Sex-change to combat one of Australia`s worst pests

In a unique way to combat one of Australia`s worst pests, scientists are planning to create a male-only line of the dreaded Queensland fruit fly to save the country`s 7 billion dollar horticulture industry.

India-born scientist honoured with Medal of the Order of Australia

An India-born scientist has been recognised by the Australian government with the Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM).

Australian scientists microchip bees to map movements, halt diseases

Australian scientists are gluing tiny sensors onto thousands of honey bees to track their movements in a trial aimed at halting the spread of diseases that have wiped out populations in the northern hemisphere.

New project could help you become cosmic explorer

`Radio Galaxy Zoo` launched Tuesday is a new `citizen science` project that lets anyone become a cosmic explorer.

Indian Ocean key to predict extreme weather in Australia

Changes in the surface temperature of the Indian Ocean is helping scientists predict extreme weather in Australia up to six months in advance.

Extreme weather may become norm around Indian Ocean by 2050

If the world continues to do nothing to curb climate change, extreme weather conditions, like torrential rains and bad droughts, will become the norm around the equator by 2050, a new study has warned.

What makes galaxies keep on producing stars?

Scientists have tried to study what kept the galaxy going all this while after making stars for the last 8 billion years.

First 3D map of Leaning Tower of Pisa`s interior created

Australian researchers have created the first ever 3D map of the interior of Italy`s iconic Leaning Tower of Pisa by using a breakthrough mobile laser mapping system.

Australia’s Great Barrier Reef corals lead to super sunscreen

In a step forward in the fight against skin cancer, scientists in Australia claimed to have developed a super sunscreen which mimics the natural sun protection used by Great Barrier Reef corals.

Oz scientists create 3D-printed titanium bugs

Australian scientists have created the world`s first 3D printed giant titanium bugs, up to 50 times their original size, which will enable them to examine these creatures which can barely be seen with the naked eye.

Genetically modified chickens could wipe out bird flu completely

Scientists from Victoria, Australia, are paving the way for disease-proof animals in groundbreaking research that could eliminate bird flu and other diseases.

Universe cooling down exactly as Big Bang theory predicted

Using a CSIRO radio telescope, astronomers have taken the temperature of universe, and have found that it has cooled down just the way the Big Bang theory predicts.

Ants and termites aid discovery of new gold deposits

Ants and termites are stockpiling gold in their mounds, according to Australia’s national science agency, The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation.

Fish ear bones can reveal past climates

Fish ear bones and their distinctive growth rings can offer clues to climate change impact in aquatic environments, says a latest finding.

Scientists crack secret of mosquito`s immunity

Scientists have cracked the code of how mosquitoes develop immunity to virus, potentially opening the way to better vaccines for diseases such as dengue.

How carbon gets stored in the Southern Ocean

Scientists have shed light on how carbon is drawn down from the surface of the Southern Ocean to the deep waters beneath.

Global warming intensifying water cycle

Australian scientists have detected changing patterns of salinity in the global ocean during the past 50 years, marking a clear fingerprint of climate change.

Australia settles patent suit in US wi-fi case

Australia`s scientific research agency has reached a multi-million dollar out-of-court settlement in the United States over the use of its wireless internet technology.

Milky Way `home to gas snakes`

The space between stars in the Milky Way is filled with continuously swirling and churning gas.