Assessing the various vaccine technologies
They take different approaches to preparing your immune system.
By Suresh Mahalingam and Adam Taylor, Griffith University The World Health Organisation lists about 180 COVID-19 v...
Finding the powerful owl
Australia’s largest owl is an accomplished hiding expert.
The powerful owl (Ninox strenua) is Australia’s largest owl. With big yellow eyes and an impressive wingspan of up to...
Human-wildlife conflict an 'unequal contest'
It’s time for a new definition and a new approach.
By Tim Jarvis It’s 84 years since the last known Tasmanian tiger, or thylacine (Thylacinus cynocephalus), died at ...
Franz Boas takes a new look at race
Maverick anthropologist changed our view of humanity.
Franz Uri Boas has been described as “the father of the field” of anthropology (The Atlantic), the professor who “pio...
COVID-19 news and trends
A digest of science and reporting @ 18 September.
The numbers As total case numbers approached 30 million, the World Health Organisation (WHO) reported on 14 Septem...
Vibrating earthworms pick up an Ig Nobel
This is shed science at a professional level.
When you think of award-winning scientific research, you might think of determining the structure of DNA, or Marie Cu...
Discovery of a new mass extinction
This one triggered the dawn of the dinosaurs.
By Michael J Benton, University of Bristol Huge volcanic eruptions 233 million years ago pumped carbon dioxide, me...
Welcome, all, to Solar Cycle 25
Experts expect it will be a lot like the last one.
Solar Cycle 24 has officially ended, solar physicists say, and Solar Cycle 25 is expected to be another mild one, wit...
Cosmos Q&A: Dealing with data at top speed
CSIRO's new AI platform a boost for genomic research.
In a massive leap forward for computational genomic research, Australia’s CSIRO recently announced that its VariantSp...
A new genetic tool to help classify coral
To conserve our reefs you first have to understand them.
By Tom Bridge, Andrew Baird and Peter Cowman (James Cook University) and Andrea Quattrini (Smithsonian Institution) ...
Keeping track of moving marine life
Let Redmap know if you see something out of place.
Each week Cosmos takes a look at projects and news about citizen science in Australia. This week, we talk to Gretta P...
How to read COVID-19 statistics correctly
Five common errors that fuel confusion and misinformation.
By Jacques Raubenheimer, University of Sydney If we don’t analyse statistics for a living, it’s easy to be taken i...