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James Webb offers new perspective on something closer to home: Jupiter

James Webb offers new perspective on something closer to home: Jupiter

Scientists are buzzing over new infrared images of Jupiter, including its icy moons which some think could harbour life in their vast undergound oceans.

  • by Kenneth Chang

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Australia needs gravity-wave detector to boost scientific standing, says professor

Australia needs gravity-wave detector to boost scientific standing, says professor

Distinguished physicist Susan Scott wants Australia to take its place among global science heavyweights by building a gravity-wave detector.

  • by Stuart Layt
Albanese’s 2030 emissions target rejected by climate experts

Albanese’s 2030 emissions target rejected by climate experts

The government’s emissions reduction goals are consistent with international action that would deliver more than 2 degrees of global warming.

  • by Mike Foley and Lisa Visentin
Problem gaming leading to aggression, school refusal and self-harm
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Problem gaming leading to aggression, school refusal and self-harm

Researchers studied junior high school students at an Australian school and found 24 of them had internet gaming disorder

  • by Jordan Baker
Scientists sink teeth into dino diet research after rare fossil find

Scientists sink teeth into dino diet research after rare fossil find

The first teeth from sauropods found in Queensland promise to unlock secrets of how these animals behaved millions of years ago.

  • by Stuart Layt
Scientists locate exact Martian crater that launched ‘Black Beauty’ meteorite

Scientists locate exact Martian crater that launched ‘Black Beauty’ meteorite

Curtin University astro-geologists used a supercomputer and special algorithm to make the discovery, which will deepen knowledge of the time the solar system formed.

  • by Peter de Kruijff
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Dying stars and dancing galaxies revealed in spectacular new Webb telescope images

Dying stars and dancing galaxies revealed in spectacular new Webb telescope images

NASA has unveiled a new set of images from its powerful James Webb Space Telescope.

  • by Seth Borenstein
First James Webb telescope image looks further into space – and time – than ever

First James Webb telescope image looks further into space – and time – than ever

The first in a series of images to be released from NASA’s new $15 billion telescope takes humanity closer to the dawn of the universe and the edge of the cosmos.

  • by Seth Borenstein
Ten years on from the God particle, we may have found a fifth force of nature
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Ten years on from the God particle, we may have found a fifth force of nature

It took four decades to find. Homer Simpson predicted it. And, depending on who you ask, it could one day destroy the universe. What’s the Higgs boson? And what is left to discover?

  • by Sherryn Groch
CSIRO tool to give early warning of dangerous new COVID-19 variants

CSIRO tool to give early warning of dangerous new COVID-19 variants

A new machine learning tool developed by CSIRO could detect harmful variants more quickly by looking at the whole genome of the virus.

  • by Stuart Layt
Diphtheria cases a reminder of the value of vaccinations, expert says

Diphtheria cases a reminder of the value of vaccinations, expert says

Two recent diphtheria cases in northern NSW have sounded a warning bell about rates of vaccination against diseases we thought had been consigned to history.

  • by Stuart Layt