Activists out in force across Europe

Climate change activists have blocked private jets at Amsterdam and glued themselves to Goya masterpieces in Madrid ahead of COP27.

What’s at stake at COP27 climate talks

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.

Qld firm hones next-generation painkillers

New targeted painkillers potentially requiring fewer doses and with less side effects are being developed by a University of Queensland startup.

McKinsey reaches deal with U.S. local governments over opioids

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.

SpaceX expects first Starship launch to orbit this year

SpaceX is targeting early December to launch its giant Starship rocket system into orbit for the first time, a pivotal demonstration flight as it aims to
fly NASA astronauts to the moon in the next few years, a U.S. official said on Monday.

Study into nose-picking link to dementia

Scientists are trying to work out if a bacteria linked to dementia gets into human brains through the nose, like it does in mice.

Scientists unlock methane-busting seaweed

An Australian-led research team has cracked the genome for a native seaweed that can be fed to cattle and cut their methane emissions by more than 80 per cent.