How teeth sense cold temperatures
New research identifies a protein in teeth that senses the cold.
Cold teeth can be painful, particularly if they’re decayed. In a new paper, published in Science Advances, scientists...
Magnetic fields mapped around black hole
World-spanning telescope gives new view of supermassive black hole.
The Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) has just snapped a new image of the massive object lurking at the centre of the Mes...
A new carbon capture catalyst
Molybdenum disulphide offers a more sustainable transformation of CO2.
Chemists have suggested a new method for turning carbon dioxide into methanol using a special catalyst – a technique ...
Meet the new chief
Australia’s chief scientist has outlined the key issues she’ll address.
Last Wednesday, Australia’s new chief scientist, Dr Cathy Foley, gave the National Press Club Address for Science mee...
The science behind the blastocyst and iBlastoid
Monash University-led research team turns skin cells into early-stage embryo model.
Left to right: Jia Tan, Jose Polo, Xiaodong (Ethan) Liu. Credit: Monash University It was an unanticipated event t...
Squeeze like a fungus
Some fungi species squeeze between cells
As icky as it sounds, some species of fungus can literally squeeze themselves between plant or animal cells and nestl...
Tear glands cry in a dish
Human stem-cell derived organoids make tears.
A team of researchers, led by Marie Bannier-Hélaouët of the Hubrecht Institute in the Netherlands, has developed orga...
Lithium: Powering the Green Revolution
The race for better battery power has caused a “white gold” rush on lithium.
by Richard A Lovett As the climate warms, sea levels rise and droughts, heatwaves and bushfires multiply, the need...
How perovskites twist
New research has shone light on the internal structures of perovskite crystals.
Perovskites are a popular substance in materials science, particularly in solar panel research. They’re flexible, the...
Cosmos Pi-ku 2021 competition
Celebrate all that’s good about maths by making a poem of it.
March 14 is International Day of Mathematics – UNESCO declared it so at its 40th General Conference in 2019 – and als...
How does wastewater testing work?
COVID-19 detections in wastewater have been making headlines for the past 12 months – including this week in Adelaide...
Cosmos Briefing: Hydrogen
Experts discuss the future of hydrogen as a fuel.
Hydrogen is set to accelerate as a fuel source over the next decade, but we need to watch where it’s used, according ...