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Believe it or not, there’s health benefits to swimming with sharks

I was working as a diving instructor at the time, and became used to seeing people emerge from the water after

New map of what’s under Greenland’s ice shows how bad sea level rises could get

Scientists just published a map of what lies beneath the Greenland ice sheet, the most accurate and comprehensive chart of this

Extreme laser bursts are getting us closer to the limitless power of nuclear fusion

Achieving nuclear fusion without needing radioactive fuel or producing radioactive waste is now "within reach" thanks to a new laser-driven technique,

It looks like `Oumuamua is just a big rock after all

The SETI initiative Breakthrough Listen has announced that preliminary observations of the first known interstellar asteroid show no sign that the

New entrant in the space race: AI – The Australian

The AustralianNew entrant in the space race: AIThe AustralianHis brainchild could accelerate the search for alien life. But the 27 year-old

Travel giant TripAdvisor finds Queensland has some of Australia’s best water wonders

QUEENSLAND is the king of cooling off this summer, with research from travel giants TripAdvisor finding four of the top five

Strange lights over South Australia may have been Geminids meteor shower

THE best chance of catching a glimpse of an annual meteor shower over South Australia — witnessed by some last night

Where the fish are biting in Perth

Schools of tuna have been found off Trigg Point recently and there are fields of striped and small southern bluefin tuna

NASA and Google discover Kepler-90i planet in alien solar system using Kepler Space Telescope

Updated December 15, 2017 10:44:54 Video: The Kepler-90i planet, like Earth, is third from the sun. (ABC News) A record-tying eighth

AI tracks down planets, thanks to Melbourne maths whiz

A Melbourne maths whiz could put astronomers out of the planet-hunting business, after the artificial intelligence program he designed found two

The dice were stacked against rhino survival 12,000 years ago

The Sumatran rhinoceros (Dicerorhinus sumatrensis), one of the most threatened mammals on earth, has seen its numbers dwindle through human activity,

The Geminid meteor shower is upon us and might be one of the best ever

If you're looking for a fantastic light show December 13-14, all you need to do is look up. The annual Geminid

Van Allen Belt Mystery Solved With Student-Built Satellite

Oh, that Van Allen Belt - online crackpots love to use Earth's belt of radiation to bolster their Moon landing conspiracies,

The 100-million-year itch: Scientists find ticks that fed on dinosaur blood

Scientists have made a skin-crawling discovery: Ancient ticks, trapped in amber, that fed on the blood of feathered dinosaurs nearly 100

Google, NASA announce Kepler telescope findings

NASA and Google are set to announce new findings from the US space agency’s planet-hunting Kepler telescope after unleashing the search

Great Barrier Reef to get help from coral gardens used to repopulate bleached sites

By Sally Rafferty Updated December 14, 2017 06:39:24 Photo: A coral fragment hanging from a 'tree' to make it grow quickly.

Geminids 2017: how to watch one of the best meteor showers of the year – Vox

VoxGeminids 2017: how to watch one of the best meteor showers of the yearVoxA huge meteor hurtles to earth during the

This Pacific island appeared only 3 years ago, and could be doomed already

Three years ago, the place you're reading about now did not exist. Then, suddenly, an underwater volcano erupted in the middle

We finally know what elements are contained in an exploded supernova

NASA's Chandra X-Ray Observatory has been taking a long, hard look at one of the Milky Way's most famous and studied

Best time, places to see annual shower

IF YOU’RE an avid stargazer, get ready for one of the best shows of the year. The Geminids meteor shower —

NASA revises volcanic island’s timespan from six months to 30 years

A newly-formed volcanic island in Tonga, which was expected to exist for only six months, is here to stay and could

Why We Can’t Stop Seeing Zigzags in This Freaky Optical Illusion

An example of the curvature blindness illusion. What do you see in the middle: wavy lines, angular lines, or both? Credit:

Cassini may be dead, but a new era of Saturn science has just begun – Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pittsburgh Post-GazetteCassini may be dead, but a new era of Saturn science has just begunPittsburgh Post-GazetteNASA's Cassini mission to Saturn may

Google Paints Street View Red With Annual Christmas Island Crab Migration

Crabs for Christmas? Google Street View joins more than 45 million crustaceans for their annual trip from forest to sea on

Juno reveals the roots of Jupiter’s Great Red Spot

The Great Red Spot, a gigantic storm of crimson clouds bigger than the Earth, has been raging on Jupiter's surface for

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