Cosmos Q&A: How far with genome editing?
Maybe we should let the people decide.
An international group of 25 researchers last week called for national and global “citizen assemblies” to be created ...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Cosmos Q&A: Cracking a Rembrandt mystery
An old portrait has shone a light on dendrochronology.
The Ashmolean museum in Oxford recently announced that a portrait by Rembrandt, long thought to be a fake created aft...
Gen Z isn’t swallowing lab-grown meat
Survey highlights taste, health and sustainability concerns.
Technologies like smartphones and virtual reality have been eagerly embraced by the younger generation, known as Gen ...
A world of face masks and facial recognition
They’re both becoming common, but can they co-exist?
By Paul Haskell-Dowland, Edith Cowan University It’s surprising how quickly public opinion can change. Winding the...
Renewed interest in weathered records
Bringing handwritten climate history into the digital age.
Each week Cosmos takes a look at projects and news about citizen science in Australia. This week, we report on a new ...
Political ads on TV may be ineffective
Specific targets usually aren’t persuaded, study suggests.
New research from the US (appropriately) suggests individual political ads on TV have only a minor impact on determin...
Émile Berliner and the birth of the Grammys
From odd jobs to development of recording technology.
Love ’em or loathe ’em, the Grammy Awards in the US are one of the biggest events on the annual music calendar. Th...