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Australia has a 'tremendous opportunity' to boost its renewable energy market post the Paris agreement in December, climate scientist Malte Meinshausen told ABC24's Afternoons program on Wednesday, 15 March. 

Australia's iconic tourist attraction, the Twelve Apostles, has received an unlikely boost in numbers with the discovery of five extra limestone columns hidden way below the water.

Humans have triggered the last 16 record-breaking hot years experienced on Earth (up to 2014), with the new research tracing our impact on the global climate as far back as 1937.

An international team of astronomers has pushed NASA's Hubble Space Telescope to its limits to measure the distance to the farthest galaxy we can see, shattering the cosmic distance record.

A critical discovery about how bacteria feed on an unusual sugar molecule found in leafy green vegetables could hold the key to explaining how ‘good’ bacteria protect our gut and promote health.

Albert Einstein has been finally proven right 100 years after predicting the existence of gravitational waves, thanks to the international LIGO experiment. Speaking with Sky News' Aaron Young on Friday, 12 February, astrophysicist Dr Katie Mack says it will set off an avalanche of scientific discoveries in the years to come.

Australia's Nullarbor Plain is one of the driest landscapes in the country, but new research suggests it was once forest that received up to four times as much rain as it gets now.

Australian cities support a remarkable number of threatened species, new research shows, with Sydney boasting the most, at 126 species.

The female raft spider – often accused of indiscriminate aggression for cannibalising her potential suitors – is actually testing the worth of her mates, a new study suggests.

A University of Melbourne research team is one step closer to developing a one-shot vaccine to guard against a deadly human brain disease, with the potential to save thousands of lives.

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