A tsunami has been found to have occurred up to 20,000 years ago, which could have impacted Aboriginal people living on the then fringe reef. Now the Great Barrier Reef provides a barrier to potential wave energy from submarine landslide-induced tsunamis. Details of the findings were published this week in the international journal Marine Geology.
It is right that Australia, and the world, stand with France against terrorism. But it is also right that we stand with terrorism's other victims, writes Professor Ben Saul.
Pearl Lee has won the biology category of the 2015 Dance your PhD competition with an interpretive dance on tropoelastin.
An international team of researchers has discovered bridges built by ants with their bodies can move from the building point, changing position as required. Applications could include the development of swarm robots for use in areas such as disaster relief and deep sea exploration.
Neurologist Dr Steve Vucic has been awarded the Gottschalk Medal at 2016 Australian Academy of Science awards for his pioneering research revealing processes that can trigger the motor neurone disease, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS).
Scholars from the humanities and social sciences will share multidisciplinary ideas at the Australian Academy of Humanities' 46th Annual Symposium, hosted by the University of Sydney.
She doesn't like being called 'an inspiration', but it's hard not to be impressed by the determination of Jo Ragen who has been nominated as a finalist in the 2015 National Disability Awards.
Professor Archie Johnston has been recognised for his leadership in engineering with the highest membership ranking bestowed by Engineers Australia's National Council.
A groundbreaking study of the koala genome has revealed koalas are genetically diverse, indicating declining populations are the result of human-related activity rather than mating with kin. The work across a number of organisations also questioned the current recognition of the existence of three sub-species in southern and northern Australia, finding there was little evidence that there were different species.
A new pilot project aimed at improving the oral health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children in three remote NSW communities is set to launch in February 2016, led by the University of Sydney's Poche Centre for Indigenous Health.