Thousands of people tromp through Melbourne Zoo every day, but how do meerkats, monkeys and kangaroos actually feel about being watched all day?
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Football players, staff and supporters are becoming increasingly aware of the risks associated with sustaining multiple concussions.
Melbourne club the Hampton Rovers are taking part in a study with the potential to completely change our attitude to head injuries in football.
A night at the movies usually involves a suspension of our disbelief, but Australian audiences might be taking the believability of science fiction a little too far.
How might some sci-fi movies bend our views of reality?
It can be tough for science students and staff in the bush, where subjects and facilities are often limited.
That’s why, since 2011, the John Monash Science School has been operating a regional exchange program, taking them out of the country and giving them a fresh taste of science.
It’s a long way from Boort to Monash…but these students say it’s worth the effort.
Mars One, an ambitious private company, has made the first plans to colonise another planet.
This Dutch-led initiative would see human feet on Martian soil in less than 20 years.
Is this commercial space adventure the next giant leap for mankind or the world’s “most elaborate version of Big Brother”?
India has just celebrated three years without a single case of polio, and the WHO is expected to declare India polio-free early in 2014.
Meanwhile, the disease is largely forgotten about in Australia. But for many around the world the virus is still a very real threat.
The number of high school students choosing to study science has dropped to a new low, with less than half choosing a science subject in years 11 and 12.
A leading Australian professor says science teaching is in dire need of a shake-up.
Oxygen is often necessary in the treatment of pneumonia, which is one of the biggest killers in the world.
But many developing countries lack the electricity and technology to produce high quality oxygen.
FREO2, or Free Reusable Energy Oxygen, is a device designed by three Melburnians aimed to remove this problem.
Pest controllers say Melbourne is being swarmed with bed bugs.
As James Fettes reports, the fallout is often financial, emotional and even traumatic.
The oceans are vast and scientists find it hard to map marine species on their own, so they’ve asked the Australian public to help find everything from the warty prowfish to the skywhale.
Emma Carmichael takes a look at the citizen science behind Redmap.