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    Could Ferris Bueller’s day off have really happened?

    Figuring out if Ferris and company could pack that much fun into just one day is a good time for ...

    By Simon Pampena.As much as I wanted to believe that a high school student could pack that much fun into just one...

    Core Sciences June 2, 2021
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    Just a little perseverance

    Much of what NASA’s achieving through the Mars 2020 mission will likely inform future exploration...

    By Tory Shepherd.Master and apprentice, the Mars rover Perseverance took this April 6 selfie with Ingenuity after...

    Image of the Day June 1, 2021
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    Venus: First Peoples recognising the Morning and Evening Star

    Australia’s First Peoples’ detailed understanding of the planets and their complex motions. Disco...

    By Kirsten Banks and Duane Hamacher.Venus is the brightest planet and third brightest object in the sky after the...

    Astronomy May 31, 2021
  • Birds of a feather

    Photographer Søren Solkær used his COVID year to capture one of the most spectacular – but little...

    Søren Solkær makes his living photographing fashion and pop culture, but he has a secret love of common starlings – S...

    Birds February 3, 2021
  • Borneo’s worrying divide

    Mapping reveals the impact of changing forest structure.

    Aerial mapping of Malaysian Borneo has revealed worsening carbon losses along forest edges, according to a new US stu...

    Image of the Day April 1, 2020
  • Quasar tsunamis rip through space

    The phenomenon carries more energy than a gamma-ray burst.

    This artist's concept of a distant galaxy with an active quasar at its centre shows the large amount of energy genera...

    Astrophysics March 23, 2020
  • Slime mould sheds light on cosmic web

    Algorithmic simulations use it to map binding dark matter.

    Researchers have been creative in trying to trace the elusive cosmic web, the large-scale backbone of the cosmos....

    Astrophysics March 12, 2020
  • Turbulent times in the aquarium

    Researchers unravel how fluids transform from order to disorder.

    While turbulence is everywhere – from planes to white water rafting and whirlpools in the bathtub – it’s one of the l...

    Core Sciences March 2, 2020
  • Big potential in mini-gut organoid

    Researchers explore treatment for an unpleasant condition.

    This is a mini-gut organoid generated in a laboratory from human stem cells.It has helped US researchers simulate l...

    Biology February 10, 2020
  • Physicists do something very cool

    Nanoparticles at ground state open new possibilities.

    Physicists have cooled a nanoparticle to the lowest temperature quantum mechanics allows by reducing its motion to th...

    Core Sciences February 2, 2020
  • A novel quantum couple

    Magnetic field moves electrons into concentric circles.

    US and Japanese researchers have created and imaged a novel pair of quantum dots – tiny islands of confined electric ...

    Core Sciences January 30, 2020
  • Illustrating a book of bits

    Students compile encyclopaedia of genes.

    This is not just a pretty picture: the microscopic image of fruit fly eyes, wings and lymph glands is shedding new li...

    Biology January 28, 2020
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