When the Earth’s magnetic field flipped
First Australian-based record of major global event where the Earth’s magnetic field ‘switched’ and north became south, shows University of Melbourne-led study.
The frontiers of physics: From planets to photons
University of Melbourne physicist Professor David Jamieson takes us on a journey of his research; from Galileo’s historic discoveries to quantum computing.
Sky hopping with Australia’s first space telescope
The University of Melbourne is combining innovative design and new, low-cost nano-satellite technology to build Australia’s first space telescope, Skyhopper.
Alien life as we know it
Science is showing that the discovery of life on another planet - the premise of the movie Life - is becoming more likely. Our scientist / reviewer explains why
Planet search more than a numbers game
The Kepler Space Telescope has identified 1,284 new planets, but searching for life forms on them will be more challenging and complex.