Galaxy’s hydrogen halo hides missing mass
Astronomers aiming to reconcile the observed and predicted masses of the Milky Way have discovered a vast cloud of neutral hydrogen surrounding our galaxy
When giants warped the universe
The discovery that massive black holes existed billions of years earlier than thought possible is forcing a major rethink about galactic origins.
Born-again Australian telescope solves mystery of intergalactic Fast Radio Bursts
Researchers have reconfigured one of the Southern Hemisphere’s largest radio telescopes to confirm the extraterrestrial origins of puzzling radio energy
Australia launches machine-learning centre to decrypt the personal genome
A new Australian joint venture aims to bring the age of personalised medicine closer.
Heisenberg’s effect less certain
You can’t break the laws of physics, but sometimes you can bend them.
Absence of dark matter startles astronomers
The spin of extremely old and distant galaxies shows they are dominated by regular matter rather than the dark stuff.
Black holes eject matter as well as feed off it
New modelling describes how magnetic fields drive turbulent winds that can snuff out star formation.
Nickel helps scientists iron out a core planetary mystery
Laboratory experiments offer a glimpse into why planets are not all created equal.
Temperature drop boosts Kiwi glaciers
But apparent signs of recovery in two of New Zealand’s ice floes isn’t the good news it seems.
The tricky science of tracking and predicting volcanic eruptions
Sophisticated gas monitoring devices and satellite GPS data are starting to give scientists a fighting chance of forecasting devastating blasts.