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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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 ...