Over the past decade, there has been an alarming surge in large, uncontrollable fires across the world.
The fifth instalment of The Life Series, Life at 9 provides a window on Australian childhood in an effort to uncover just what it is that gives a child the best chance at life.
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.
Madison Stewart is a young woman with a passion for a creature of the deep that strikes fear in the hearts of most people - sharks.
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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
There are startling and credible predictions that more than five million Australian jobs will simply disappear in the next 15 years as a result of technology.
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