Scientists develop a 3D printed microscope for $2

A droplet of clear liquid can bend light, acting as a lens. Now, by exploiting this well-known phenomenon, researchers have developed a new process to create inexpensive high quality lenses that will cost less than a penny apiece.

Lego pirate proves existence of 'super rogue waves'

Australian scientists have used a Lego pirate floating in a fish tank to show for the first time that enormous waves can appear from nowhere  and engulf ships.

Mars could harbor life - but Curiosity's unlikely to find it

As much as three percent of Mars could sustain life, say scientists from the Australian National University - but most habitable areas are underground.