Astronomers have discovered the closest known black hole to Earth, just 1,600 light-years away.
The U.S. flu season is off to an unusually fast start, adding to an autumn mix of viruses that have been filling hospitals and doctor waiting rooms.
NASA’s moon rocket needs only minor repairs after enduring a hurricane at the pad and is on track for its first test flight next week, a top official said Friday.
Spanish police have seized cannabis worth nearly $A100m – the largest amount ever taken worldwide, they say.
Climate change activists have blocked private jets at Amsterdam and glued themselves to Goya masterpieces in Madrid ahead of COP27.
Australia is expecting a much warmer reception at this year’s climate talks but observers say reputational repair will require much more than emissions cuts.
New targeted painkillers potentially requiring fewer doses and with less side effects are being developed by a University of Queensland startup.
Leading consulting firm McKinsey & Co has agreed to settle claims by hundreds of U.S. local governments and school districts around the country that it fueled an epidemic of opioid addiction through its work for OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma LP and other drug companies.