Living at high altitude linked to stunting
Even children in ideal environments are affected.
Living at higher altitude is associated with greater rates of stunting, even for children living in what are deemed t...
Why people get sick in virtual reality
‘Cybersickness’ is an illness impacting people.
Virtual reality (VR) technology – which can immerse people in real or imagined environments via a head-mounted displa...
Cosmos Q&A: Taking the exercise path
A little intensive effort can achieve a lot.
Researchers this week released what they say this is the first study to demonstrate that the intensity of physical ac...
Could your phone tell you've been drinking?
It may be as simple, and valuable, as watching you walk.
The best guide to whether you’ve had too much to drink may already be in your pocket. Medical researchers from Sta...
Coronavirus appears to thrive in dry air
Australian study adds weight to hypothesis.
By Michael Ward, University of Sydney We know some influenzas are seasonal, and the common cold is more common in ...
Practice may help you to really multitask
Scientists say they’ve found a missing part of the puzzle.
Many people like to think they can multitask, but they probably can’t – at least not effectively. As Cosmos has repor...
Why seeing fake faces isn’t, well, weird
Our brains are attuned to the basic patterns, study suggests.
If you think this roof is watching you, don’t be alarmed. The phenomenon of seeing faces in everyday objects is no...
Hedonism can be a good thing
Enjoying life’s pleasures linked to wellbeing.
Have you found yourself feeling guilty for indulging in short-term pleasures like eating chocolate or taking a lazy a...
More pieces to the parenting puzzle
What do children gain from games and music?
Here’s a double shot of information to guide, or maybe complicate, your parenting decisions. New studies suggest t...
Hair cell loss may explain hearing loss
Study suggests its preventable, not inevitable.
It seems your parents were right. Too much loud music isn’t good for you. US scientists say they have shown that a...
Changing how we view eye conditions
Virtual reality may be used to treat eye conditions.
Growing up we were always told too much TV would make our eyes go square. But fast forward a few years and researcher...
Is COVID-19 spread through the air?
Scientists say there's mounting evidence it can be.
By Hassan Vally, La Trobe University As the world continues to grapple with the coronavirus pandemic, one question...