In a drawing room above his laboratory, chemist Humphry Davy threw quite the soiree. But his nitrous oxide parties were more than a rollicking good time: they led to the discovery of anaesthesia.
Scientists have voted to redefine the value of a kilogram, in what they called a landmark decision that will boost the accuracy of scientific measurements.
If you've ever thought your poo is just a bunch of dead cells, think again. Most of it is alive, teeming with billions of microbes. Here's what studies in healthy adults reveal makes up our poo, writes Vincent Ho.
Early risers across Australia are rewarded with a spectacular sight, with the Moon turning red as the Earth's shadow falls across it.
A school holiday program aims to inspire a new generation of mining experts amid a skills shortage in the industry.
Journalist and author Angela Saini says when it comes to women's minds and bodies, "science is a battleground". She wants some common theories on sex difference, motherhood, menopause and longevity put back under the microscope.