Society

  • 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
  • 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
  • And 12 others that we found intriguing

    Learn about art, arteries, space sounds and fake faces.

    Why seeing fake faces isn’t, well, weird Our brains are attuned to the basic patterns, study suggests. The phen...

    Society December 21, 2020
  • Conversation

    Why the gender gap in top-level chess?

    Queens are powerful, but it’s downhill after that.

    By David Smerdon, University of Queensland Unlike the wildly popular Netflix chess-themed series The Queen’s Gambi...

    Society December 16, 2020
  • Event

    How to understand a pandemic

    Join us for a Cosmos Briefing on science that affects you.

    Update: The recording of this event can be watched here. Barely talked about in public before COVID-19 changed the...

    Society December 15, 2020
  • People still cautious about biotech research

    Survey highlights nuanced nature of public opinion.

    As new biotechnologies become a reality, scientists and governments are grappling with the ethical and regulatory imp...

    Society December 11, 2020
  • Conversation

    Cybercrime can be a tough game

    Success requires a business practice playbook.

    By Roberto Musotto, Edith Cowan University, and David Wall, University of Leeds New research is questioning the po...

    Society December 8, 2020
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