Good morning, early birds. Health Minister Greg Hunt announces significant funding for an endometriosis action plan. Plus, an intriguing development for ponderers of the Fermi paradox as liquid water is discovered on Mars. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.
Carly Fiorina narrowly escapes injury. And other media tidbits of the day.
The roll of the cosmic dice will (probably) spare Earth from a head-on collision with a comet as it flies past Mars on October 20 this year.
Space and mining boffins will gather in Sydney next month to discuss the possibly of mining on the moon, asteroids and even Mars. It could happen a lot sooner than you'd think.
At 3.31pm eastern time today on our blue planet, NASA scientists will know whether the most capably equipped rover yet to be sent to the red planet has landed safely.
Using what we imagine was a rather expensive camera, NASA have released a stunning panorama vision of Mars comprised of 817 images.
There has been much talk about whether the human race could successfully settle on Mars. If this day ever comes, Mars: A Survival Guide will be our Lonely Planet-style guide, writes Kimberley Allsopp.
Scientists have found new evidence that indicates Mars was once covered by oceans, beaches and scores of rivers and deltas. Are we one step closer to uncovering life on the red planet?
Freeze-dried shrimp cocktail and irradiated beef fajitas: modern space food has gotten pretty sophisticated. The LA Times meets the scientists-cum-chefs responsible for packing 6570 meals for NASA's next trip to Mars.