Jacinta Bowler

Jacinta Bowler

Jacinta Bowler is a freelance science journalist who has written about far-flung exoplanets, terrifying superbugs and everything in between. They have written articles for ABC, SBS, ScienceAlert and Pedestrian, and are a regular contributor for kids magazines Double Helix and KIT.

  • Disordered diagnosis: the problem with establishing – or excluding – a mental health condition

    For all its sophistication in finding and treating physiological ailments, modern medicine is sti...

    For depression, anxiety, or one of the many other mental health illnesses in the DSM – the Diagnostic and Statistical...

    November 5, 2021
  • Talking time is over: business and industry plan for climate action

    With climate action essential, and possibly as a response to static government leadership, a new ...

    With the Glasgow climate summit just a few weeks away, a group of Australian business and industry leaders have come ...

    October 15, 2021
  • Plastic versus bioplastic | Cosmos Weekly Taster

    Understanding the true costs of “green” packaging.

    This article on bioplastic first appeared in Cosmos Weekly on 8 October 2021. For more stories like this, subscribe t...

    October 15, 2021
  • Plastic versus bioplastic

    Understanding the true costs of “green” packaging.

    I have a confession – I’ve started buying compostable baking paper. I’ll be the first to admit that I don’t know i...

    October 8, 2021
  • For future power, go micro

    The complexities of the National Energy Market – the ‘grid’ – is one of the major barriers to ren...

    Like managing traffic lights, or making sure there’s enough toilet paper for a lockdown announcement, creating enough...

    September 10, 2021
  • Genius lair: Australia’s dark matter experiment underfoot

    Physicists say that dark matter has to exist – or their models of the universe collapse. A new la...

    This article first appeared in Cosmos Weekly on 13 August 2021. For more stories like this, subscribe to Cosmos Weekl...

    August 20, 2021
  • Genius lair: Australia’s dark matter experiment underfoot

    Physicists say that dark matter has to exist – or their models of the universe collapse. A new la...

    Deep in a gold mine on the outskirts of the small Victorian country town of Stawell, several hours’ drive to the nort...

    August 13, 2021
  • Should we keep native Australian animals as pets?

    If we turn Australian mammals into pets on a large scale, will it help or hinder their survival i...

    This article first appeared in Cosmos Weekly on 23 July 2021. For more stories like this, subscribe to Cosmos Weekly....

    July 30, 2021
  • Conservation or captive: the complex debate about keeping native animals as pets

    You can keep a sugar glider as a pet in several parts of the world – you can even get one here if...

    Mike Archer has opened his home to possums, flying foxes, quolls and wallabies. But although he’s a renowned biologis...

    July 23, 2021
  • PCR: the reaction that changed biology

    COVID testing has seen the technique called Polymerase Chain Reaction enter the lexicon, but few ...

    By now many of us have felt it – the surprising, invasive sensation of a long-handled cotton bud being shoved through...

    May 21, 2021
  • A mini Large Hadron Collider?

    Particle accelerators aren’t all gargantuan bits of kit: there’s a room-sized one in Melbourne.

    On 7 January, physicist Dr Suzie Sheehy was up before the sun had risen. That day, two trucks showed up on the ste...

    April 23, 2021

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