Current science stories


Cyclones can damage even distant reefs: Research finds current models underestimate the impact of hurricanes and typhoons on coral reef communities

Astronomers see ‘cosmic ring of fire’, 11 billion years ago: Unusual galaxy set to prompt rethink on how structures in the Universe form

For knee injuries, surgery may not be the best option: Research finds rehab-only treatment yields better long-term results

3D-printed system speeds up solar cell testing from hours to minutes: Australian scientists flag dramatic improvement to next-gen perovskite R&D

Fish faeces reveals which species eat crown-of-thorns: Great Barrier Reef research finds the destructive starfish is eaten more often than thought.

Hungry galaxies grow fat on the flesh of their neighbours: Modelling shows big galaxies get bigger by merging with smaller ones

Windows will soon generate electricity, following solar cell breakthrough: Two square metres of solar window will do the same job as a standard rooftop solar panel, Australian researchers say.

Hot qubits made in Sydney break one of the biggest constraints to practical quantum computers: A proof-of-concept published in Nature promises warmer, cheaper and more robust quantum computing. And it can be manufactured using conventional silicon chip foundries.