Ever heard of Dora Lush? She was an Australian microbiologist working in the 1940s on developing a vaccine for a deadly disease known as scrub typhus. She accidentally pricked her finger with a contaminated needle. Three weeks later she died from the very disease she was trying to tame.
Landing on a comet was never going to be easy. But the European Space Agency’s attempt to land the first spacecraft on a distant ball of ice just got more complicated.
Websites hosting pirated material would be blocked and internet service providers compelled to stop their users illegally downloading under proposals being floated by the Abbott government.
The first thing Stephanie Kanga does when she arrives in the office is to go online to find out if her two-year-old son William is OK.
The next evolution in self-photography has arrived. Selfies taken with a drone, or 'dronies', have sent narcissistic outdoor performers into a spin.
Could suspended two-person vehicles, elevated on the median strip be the answer to Canberra's public transport woes?
A photo shared from space shows Gaza lit up with explosions.
Feathers were a more common feature among dinosaurs than previously thought.
'Princess Breanna', the Alabama teenager whose smiling Auschwitz selfie went viral, says she regrets nothing and has welcomed her newfound 'fame'.
Canberra is now home to a fingerprint-reading, eye-scanning teller after the first bitcoin ATM opened on Saturday.
Check out how Day 2 of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games unfolded for the Aussies.