Even under the most modest global warming scenarios, extreme El Niño years will occur twice as often – a new report from the University of New South Wales says.

Blood tests may soon be used to accurately diagnose concussion and predict long term cognitive disability, heralding a quick and easy way to check for life-threatening damage.

A new book has added 25 species to the thousands which inhabit a small island area off the north west of Australia.

The Federal Government has accused the former Labor-led government of planning to cut thousands of public service jobs, without telling the public or making budgetary allowances for redundancies.

The nation’s leading freshwater fish ecologists have gathered to discuss threats to freshwater fish species at a symposium attracting close to 100 delegates from across the country.

New research says non-specialist health workers play a big role in improving many areas of health for developing nations.

In the wake of the Typhoon Haiyan crisis in the Philippines, the efforts of transport, logistics and emergency management crews are keeping people alive.

The Queensland Government has unveiled plans to build a $5 billion dual bus and train tunnel across 5.4 kilometres of Brisbane’s CBD.

Two groups often seen as arch-nemeses of road-sharing situations have linked together in the name of safety.

For years people have said that the only real replacement for internal combustion engines would be a hydrogen-driven motor, but that is too far off. Not anymore.

Hundreds have lost their jobs as prominent mining equipment manufacturer Caterpillar continues to feel the strain of a not-quite-booming resources sector.

Jean-Claude Van Damme has made a bold show in the name of safety, stretching his body to the limit to advertise electronically-assisted steering.

NASA has sent its most recent robotic explorer into space, launching the Maven spacecraft towards Mars

Some council leaders in remote Queensland are pushing for a better road to link the country’s east and west.

The Victorian Labor party claims it will get 5000 trucks per day off congested Melbourne roads with a $6 billion transport plan – if it wins next year’s state election.

The expansion of a silica mine in New South Wales has been recommended for approval by the Department of Planning, but will face continuing clashes with activists opposed to the 15 million tonne dig.

The thousand-or-so kilometres of highway between the southern end of the Northern Territory to the northern end of Western Australia may become a sealed toll road for trucks, if a local group gets its way.

European schoolkids may soon be aiming for a C, with plans to include coding and programming to the homework routine.

An industrial dispute lasting more than a year of back-and-forth is over, with workers at the Yallourn power station in the Latrobe Valley accepting a final wage agreement.

Several states have now banned the use of ultra-violet solarium sun-beds, but the outlawing has cause outrage from some operators in Queensland.

Tens of thousands of Australians took to the streets over the weekend, speaking out about the need to fight climate change with realistic methods.

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