The most exciting breakthroughs in medicine are happening in the smallest of scales - in the world of micro, nano and quantum technology.
In 2011, 35 year old fashion photographer David Murrell was told he had just months to live. A tumour the size of an orange was removed from his brain.
David Rennie fell in love with photography seven years ago when he was lured from his car by the sight of a passing bird overhead.
On Riversleigh station in northwest Queensland a major palaeontological discovery has been made.
The Dugong is a rare and endangered sea animal.
Over the past decade, there has been an alarming surge in large, uncontrollable fires across the world.
Could our food be making us sick – very sick?
Technology is making alternative sources of energy cheaper, more user-friendly and, crucially, it's decentralising production to the rooftops of homes and commercial buildings across Australia.
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It's amazing to think that in the 1900s a mere tenth of the world's population lived and worked in cities. Today, it's more than half.
One hundred years ago, Einstein's theory of General Relativity was announced to the world.
Back pain - almost all of us has either had it or will experience it in our life time.
Ten years ago, Nicola and Jim Wal
The dog is man and woman's best friend, but how good a friend to your dog are you? We all like to think our dogs are really happy with us. But how can we be sure?
Alzheimer's is the most common form of dementia, accounting for up to 70 percent of cases. After the age of 65, the chance of getting the disease doubles every five years. Given there's no cure,
Antibiotics have saved millions of lives, but their misuse and overuse is making them less effective as bacteria develop resistance. Despite scientists' warnings, anitbiotic prescriptions in many
The Stendrode is a radically new approach in the field of "brain-machine interfaces" - technology that delivers mind-control over computers, robotic limbs or exoskeletons and gives people with para
Human impacts on the way our planet functions have now become so extreme many scientists are claiming the Earth has shifted out of the Holocene state and into a new geological epoch.
Heart surgeon Dr Nikki Stamp takes us into the amazing world of our hearts - revealing how they function, how can we look after them and shows us the latest science she uses to help fix them when t
Explore Australia’s deserts, oceans and coast, its rainforest and bush, discover the interior of New Guinea and the sub-Antarctic islands - see ten areas through the eyes of those who know them bes