A fungus that decorates itself with gold nanoparticles might one day help us mine gold from underground deposits, sewage sludge or even e-waste.
People living on Victoria's south-west coastline are reporting dead or dying barn owls at record rates. They want to know what is killing their native birds.
Many stores — particularly those that spruik their ethical standards — are now offering "vegan leather" products. So are vegan leather goods just for those who want to avoid animal products? Or are they kinder on the environment too?
Blue eggs, or even the Dr Seuss touted green eggs, could be the novel solution to understanding how your eggs are produced.
How was your morning cup of washed catuai? Or did you go for the natural bourbon to start your day? We explain the science behind the flavour of your morning cuppa.
"Fast liquor", aged in months rather than decades, is the holy grail for distillers who are trying techniques ranging from using special barrels to blasting their brew with ultrasound.
How would the "rotten egg gas" be used in a terrorist attack, and how deadly would it be? Expert Greg Barton explains what you need to know.
'Battery breakthrough offers 30 times more power!' — We've been promised better batteries in our devices for years, take a look at what researchers think it's actually worth getting excited about.
Prussian blue — the pigment used in Hokusai's Great Wave and Van Gogh's Starry Night — was created in a lab accident in Berlin and sparked "blue fever" in Europe, writes Hugh Davies.