Millihertz quasi-periodic oscillations detected in the X-ray binary EXO 0748−676

By analyzing data from NASA’s Rossi X-ray Timing Explorer (RXTE) satellite, astronomers have detected millihertz quasi-periodic…

Cutting cities' emissions does have economic benefits – and these ultimately outweigh the costs

The politics of climate change in Australia has always been about the costs of change. It’s…

WhatsApp urges update after 'serious' security breach

WhatsApp on Tuesday encouraged its users to upgrade the app to plug a security breach that…

Racism alleged as Indigenous children taken from families – even though state care often fails them

The New Zealand state tried to remove a newborn Māori baby from his family last week. …

Stable housing in infancy nets lifelong benefits

Housing stability in the first thousand days of a child’s development has a potential economic benefit…

Study suggests imprisonment does not deter future crime

A team of researchers from the University of California, the University of Michigan, Kaiser Permanente Colorado…

Study finds income affects bus ridership in bad weather

Temperature extremes and heavy rain reduce weekday bus ridership in Lane County, except in low-income neighborhoods…

Are we teaching children to be afraid of exams?

Some Australian students are reportedly shunning Year 12 exams in favour of more favourable, and less…

Walk inside a plant cell or glide over a coral reef: Three ways virtual reality is revolutionising teaching

You’ve probably heard how Virtual Reality (VR) is going to change everything: the way we work,…

Generating high-quality single photons for quantum computing

MIT researchers have designed a way to generate, at room temperature, more single photons for carrying…