The LIGO and Virgo observatories have detected gravitational waves caused by the collision of a black hole, accompanied by a mysterious astrophysical object.
The method has been found to detect kidney cancers with high accuracy, including small, localised tumours for which no early detection method currently exists.
Fresh examination of an Australian fossil has revealed evidence of a newly discovered plant species that existed more than 359 million years ago.
A groundbreaking new test can improve the early detection of prostate cancer compared with the existing prostate-specific antigen (PSA) blood test.
Feeding coral a dose of good bacteria increases their overall health and tolerance to stresses related to climate change, such as rising water temperatures.
Metal–organic frameworks (MOFs) — technology that resembles a sponge filled with tiny magnets — are being used to help deliver cleaner air and water.
Saliva can be used to diagnose the presence and transmission of COVID-19, and to monitor immunity to SARS-Cov-2.
Astronomers have observed the full process of material spiralling into a distant neutron star, triggering an X-ray outburst thousands of times brighter than our Sun.
Bricks and construction materials could be made from recycled PVC, waste plant fibres or sand with the help of a new kind of rubber polymer.
Parts of the Eastern Highlands of Victoria may be as young as five million years old — not 90 million years old as previously thought.
The biomarker discovery could be used as the basis for a highly effective and simple diagnostic blood test to help detect prevalent cases of TB in the community.
Researchers have been converting bioethanol into products including synthetic diesel, gasoline and jet fuel that have nearly the same properties as fossil fuels.
The new diagnostic approach has the potential to enhance infectious diseases surveillance, and so is now being adapted to track immunity to COVID-19.
Reversions to asexual reproduction are rare in nature, so this may be the first time that the genetic basis of such a phenomenon has been discovered.
Unlike in the influenza pandemic in 1918, today we are better equipped to identify the elusive bug responsible for COVID-19.