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...
How COVID-19 can affect our sense of smell
Study finds key enzyme in only one area of the nose.
US researchers think they have discovered why people with coronavirus sometimes lose their sense of smell, even when ...
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...
Malaria discovery could have broader impact
Researchers testing potential to treat other diseases.
New research into malaria suggests targeting enzymes from the human host rather than the pathogen itself could offer ...
Multifocal lenses may slow myopia
Researchers try a new approach on young children.
Multifocal contact lenses usually worn by people over 40 could slow the progression of myopia in children as young as...
Study assesses Victoria’s COVID-19 response
Reproduction ratio down and thousands of infections 'averted’.
COVID-19 control measures in the Australian state of Victoria reduced the reproduction ratio of the virus from 1.75 t...
More on the language of immunity
Peter Doherty explains some other perplexing terms.
This continues the process from last week (the I essay) of introducing terms that will be encountered as we engage wi...
Casimir Funk introduced us to vitamins
Polish biochemist explored what was essential for life.
Over the past century, a vast amount of research has looked at nutritional supplements, without reaching a consensus ...
Cancer team finetunes its approach
New technology keeps an eye on the instruments.
An Australian research group has developed a technology it says can reliably analyse the proteins in cancer samples o...