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Weekly Science Picks

It is with a heavy heart that I must say, this is my final set of Weekly Science Picks here on Australian Science. In fact, it’s to be the final set of Weekly Science Picks. Unfortunately, running a site like […]


Weekly Science Picks

Well, it’s my turn to pick my favourite science news this week on Australian Science. And I must apologise for being slightly late with this. The reason is that I’ve only just got home to Tokyo after spending all week […]


Weekly Science Picks

It’s Sunday again. Time for some science-y goodness from around the globe!! Mouse eats scorpion, feels no pain. The discovery that a type of mouse feels no pain from scorpion venom has revealed a new strategy for developing pain-killing drugs. […]

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Giant ants (Paraponera Clavata), appearing at the exhibition "Mille milliards de fourmis" at the Palais de la Decouverte in Paris. (Copyright: Getty Images)

Weekly Science Picks

  Welcome to this edition of Weekly Science Picks!   Here’s a great little story to get us started about how one scientist found out about his Nobel Prize win this past week. He doesn’t carry a mobile. Prof Peter […]


Weekly Science Picks

Hello everyone. I hope you’ve all had a good week! It’s a balmy Autumn evening here in the UK where I sit as I write this – and I must say, this week’s science picks include something quite historic… Anyone […]

The meteor that exploded above Chelyabinsk, Russia, in February created a particle plume (red and yellow) that eventually wrapped around the Northern Hemisphere (Photo credit NASA).

Weekly Science Picks

It’s that time of the week again. Time for some science-y goodness from around the globe!! NASA Spitzer Telescope celebrates 10 years in space! Ten years ago the Spitzer Space Telescope was launched about a Delta II rocket from Canaveral, […]

DSS-43 at the Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex

Space Open Day at the Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex

The Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex (CDSCC), located on the rural outskirts of Canberra at Tidbinbilla, is one of only three NASA deep space tracking stations spread around the globe. On Sunday 18th August, as part of National Science Week […]

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DARPA’s ATLAS Humanoid Robots

NASA is exploring peaceful civilian space applications for ATLAS-related technologies. Atlas is a new humanoid robot 6 foot, 2 inches tall weighing 330 pounds. Atlas is initially being designed to provide humanitarian assistance in disaster response/crisis situations. NASA’s Johnson Space Center (Valkyrie) and […]


Pluto’s new moons named: Spock still homeless

The dwarf planet, Pluto, can still generate plenty of public interest – if the naming of its two recently discovered moons is anything to go by. After their discovery, the leader of the research team, Mark Showalter, called for a […]

Australian Andy Thomas during a spacewalk on mission STS-102 in 2001. Credit: NASA

Could The Next Australian In Space Be A Paying Tourist?

  A flurry of press articles went out this week after NASA announced its eight new astronaut candidates. The agency touted these people, who range from doctors to fighter pilots, as a generation of astronauts that will at last be […]

Alas! poor Kepler

Weekly Science Picks

Greetings one and all, and a very happy science Sunday to you! This week’s generally been quite interesting. We’ve had good news, bad news, a little heated discussion… All the kind of things which keep the science community vibrant and […]

Australia from orbit

Australia from orbit

From December 19th last year, Chris Hadfield has been living aboard the International Space Station (ISS) in orbit roughly 400 km above planet Earth. Seeing 15 sunrises every day as the station tracks its way above our planet, the ISS, […]


New light on dark matter: space station magnet attracts praise

Nobel prizewinner Samuel Ting, early Thursday morning (March 4, 2:00 AEDT), announced the first results from the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (AMS) search for dark matter. The findings, published in Physical Review Letters, provide the most compelling direct evidence to date […]

Kepler 37b

It’s a small world after all

What we know of exoplanets has developed at the same time as the technology which we use to discover them. This is, in my opinion, the most exciting thing about the entire field of study. For instance, when we first […]

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