A note from our publisher, Alan Finkel:
Last year (2014) we activated our new weekly web site. We don’t chase the news here, instead we bring readers in-depth reporting on selected breakthroughs and historical vignettes in science, presented through text, images, video, streaming audio and podcasts. The web site deftly reconfigures itself to work optimally on phones, tablets and computers, from all manufacturers. For this reason we have discontinued our custom iPad app and our browser based flip viewer.
The weekly web site is complemented by our daily news blog. Here our readers find the latest science happenings presented in short-form articles, amply illustrated with pictures, videos and galleries.
And our Facebook page has surged in content and popularity, bringing together stories from multiple Cosmos sources.
Finally, in November last year we launched our Cosmos for Schools program that delivers multiple print magazines to the library and the digital magazine to every student and teacher in licensed schools.
Importantly – and this is unique – every week we create and distribute a new lesson for Years 7, 8, 9 or 10 science classes that is based on the context of a breaking news story recently published in Cosmos Magazine. For example, one of our recent lessons about the innate immune system was presented in the context of the Ebola outbreak. We know of no other resource for teachers that embodies such extreme relevance for students.
I’d love to hear your opinion about the Cosmos Magazine web site, the blog, the new look printed magazine or our science lessons. Together, these constitute the Cosmos Constellation of products providing a smorgasbord of science.
Cosmos is a leading literary science magazine, published in Australia but with a global reach. It makes the world of science accessible to everyone. At Cosmos, we aim to deliver the latest in science from a considered perspective.
With beautiful pictures, clear explanations of the latest discoveries and breakthroughs and great writing. Winner of 47 awards for high-quality journalism and design, Cosmos is a print magazine, weekly digital edition and educational resource with custom, curriculum-mapped lessons for years 7 to 10.
Cosmos is a bi-monthly print magazine. Our six editions each year cover the best of global science. Cosmos is backed by an editorial advisory board that includes Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin, ABC Radio’s Robyn Williams, and is chaired by Dr Alan Finkel, a neuroscientist, philanthropist and Chancellor of Monash University in Melbourne.
Cosmos is produced by Cosmos Media Pty Ltd, a boutique publishing house in Melbourne. It has twice been named Best Publisher at the annual Publishers Australia Excellence Awards.
This Week in Cosmos
Online, we deliver weekly digital editions to our subscribers. Our editorial team, along with a bevy of contributors, collaborate to investigate the latest science news, discoveries, developments, events and more.
Cosmos for Schools
Cosmos for Schools provides students and teachers with practical science education resources. We’ve worked with teachers to develop interactive and relevant science lessons for your year 7-10 students. Based on a recent science news story, and mapped to the Australian Curriculum and United States Next Generation Science Standards, these grab and go lessons bring the wonders of the latest science to your classroom. Combine these with access to the print magazine and digital editions and you have a complete science resource for your entire school.
Cosmos Magazine News Blog
The Cosmos Magazine News Blog delivers news, views and comments on a range of science topics and discoveries. For the latest from our editorial team check out the blog here.