Society

  • 5G: more science, same safety

    New standards aim to shine a light on the scientific evidence.

    The Australian guidelines for radio wave safety have been updated for the first time in nearly 20 years. The Australi...

    Technology February 25, 2021
  • High times at New Years

    Traces of designer drugs found in Australia wastewater.

    Australians may be partying harder than previously thought, according to our water. Researchers from the Universit...

    Society February 24, 2021
  • Medieval tipples

    New research finds evidence of winemaking in Islamic Sicily.

    Chemical residue from grapes has been found inside medieval containers from Islamic Sicily, suggesting there was wine...

    Culture February 23, 2021
  • Conversation

    Banning news links just days before Australia's COVID vaccine rollout?

    Facebook, that’s just dangerous.

    By Maryke Steffens, University of Sydney Facebook’s decision to ban media organisations from posting links to news...

    Society February 19, 2021
  • Genetic tests, assured

    Is Australia doing enough to guard against genomic discrimination?

    The Australian insurance industry’s self-regulated moratorium restricting the use of genetic test results in life ins...

    Society February 8, 2021
  • Aiming for a gender-equal world

    Global report highlights inequalities and provides roadmap for action.

    Exacerbating the long-standing gender divide, girls and women worldwide have been hit hardest by the COVID-19 pandemi...

    Society January 29, 2021
  • The people have spoken

    Results of world’s biggest ever public opinion survey about climate change are released.

    The votes are in from a massive climate change survey that covered 50 countries with over half of the world’s populat...

    Society January 28, 2021
  • Courting controversy

    Do Margaret Court’s food charity numbers add up?

    Former tennis great Margaret Court was in the news – again – this week after being awarded a Companion of the Order o...

    Mathematics January 28, 2021
  • ASD and suicide risk

    Tailoring prevention for the neurodivergent.

    A nation-wide study of people aged 10 years and over diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in Denmark has lin...

    Society January 14, 2021
  • Positive tipping points offer climate hope

    Analysing cases of successful societal shift points the way.

    While tipping points are often used to describe the negative impacts of climate change, researchers have found some p...

    Climate January 13, 2021
  • Event

    Cosmos Briefing: Modelling

    Epidemiologists on modelling and our COVID response.

    Multiple models helped achieve the successful pandemic management strategies implemented in Australia at both state a...

    Society January 6, 2021
  • A dozen stories of note in 2020

    Science in and about a most difficult year.

    Campfires on the Sun New up-close images reveal some remarkable features. Scientists studying the first images ...

    Society December 21, 2020
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