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Planets found 73 light-years away
1 year ago

Planets found 73 light-years away

Aussie team helps identify ‘super-Earth’ and ‘sub-Neptunes’

Just 73 light-years from Earth — just a hop, skip, and a jump in galactic terms — a star called TOI-270 is orbited …
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Is FaceApp safe?
1 year ago

Is FaceApp safe?

Viral aging app sparked security questions

Your friends were doing it. Your co-workers were doing it. Your kids were doing it. Tommy Little was doing it. Even Prime Minister …
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Good morning, moonshine
1 year ago

Good morning, moonshine

Lunar eclipse visible across Australia

In their last chance until 2021 to see a lunar eclipse (a natural one, at least), many Australians woke up early Wednesday morning to …
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Aussie Twins Are World’s Second Semi-identical Set
2 years ago

Aussie Twins Are World’s Second Semi-identical Set

Rarity occurred when two sperm fertilised the same egg

A set of twins born in Queensland are more than just adorable. They’re a rarity. The brother and sister were born …
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Australia on Pace to Surpass Paris Accord Goals, Study Says
2 years ago

Australia on Pace to Surpass Paris Accord Goals, Study Says

By 2025, wind and solar will enable emissions reduction at current pace

Photovoltaic (PV) solar and wind power installation in Australia is so rapid that an Australian National University …
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Your Life on Mars?
2 years ago

Your Life on Mars?

Starship ticket to Red Planet could cost less than a house, Musk says

“Is there life on Mars?” David Bowie famously asked. If you ask SpaceX founder Elon Musk, …
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Movie Star Dog Cloned in China
2 years ago

Movie Star Dog Cloned in China

Trainer hopes ‘Little Juice’ will be even better than ‘Juice’

Pet owners know how difficult it can be to say goodbye to a furry friend. They greet us at …
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Virgin Galactic Makes It to Space
2 years ago

Virgin Galactic Makes It to Space

VSS Unity hits 50-mile barrier of suborbital space

Richard Branson and Virgin Galactic finally did it. After a lot of missed deadlines and one deadly accident, Branson’s team made good …
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How Far is Too Far?
2 years ago

How Far is Too Far?

Scientist’s work on genetically edited babies subject of ethical controversy

He Jiankui said he was “proud” to be the first scientist to produce genetically edited babies, announcing in Hong Kong …
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Have No Fear, Knickers Is Here
2 years ago

Have No Fear, Knickers Is Here

Huge steer saved from slaughterhouse serves as cattle herd in Western Australia

You’re probably familiar with the term “too big to fail.” Well, meet Knickers, the steer who’s too …
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