Jessica Snir

Jessica Snir

Jessica Snir is a clinical trial coordinator at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia and Cosmos contributor.

Jessica Snir is a clinical trial coordinator in the School of Public Health and Preventative Medicine at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia. She has a keen interest in science communication, education and research.

  • Industrial scars

    The abstract beauty of environmental degradation.

    With his camera, photographer J. Henry Fair relates the untold stories behind humanity’s rampant consumption and its ...

    August 8, 2017
  • Mutant fungus uses spider and scorpion venom to kill malaria mosquitos

    A genetically engineered strain of fungus that is exceptionally deadly to mosquitos and harmless ...

    A female Anopheles gambiae mosquito killed by the engineered Metarhizium pingshaensei. The fungus is also engineered ...

    June 14, 2017
  • Even moderate drinking is bad for your brain

    As little as one drink per day may lead to brain damage, according to a new long-term study of th...

    Bad news for tipplers: drinking even moderate amounts of alcohol is linked to a decline in brain health.Thomas Barwic...

    June 6, 2017
  • A NICER way to look at neutron stars

    NASA’s NICER mission will use X-rays to probe the interior composition of neutron stars, writes J...

    NICER’s X-ray concentrator optics are inspected under ultraviolet light for dust or other foreign objects.NASA/Goddar...

    June 6, 2017
  • Glassfrog has nothing to hide

    A newly discovered species of Amazonian frog has skin so transparent you can see its heart beating.

    The new glassfrog species (Hyalinobatrachium yaku) in life.Jaime Culebras and Ross MaynardFrom above, this tiny green...

    May 30, 2017
  • A sleeping Italian supervolcano rumbles closer to eruption

    Recent stirrings of the Campi Flegrei volcano near Naples may indicate the lead-up to catastrophe...

    A crate full of sulphurous rocks surrounded by steam and smoke from the Solfatara volcano, part of the Campi Flegrei....

    May 16, 2017
  • NASA’s night-light images set to provide daily illumination

    Images of the Earth at night to shine a more regular light on developments across the planet. Jes...

    A composite whole-hemisphere image of the Earth at night. NASA Earth Observatory images by Joshua Stevens, using Suom...

    May 4, 2017
  • Do humans have pheromones?

    The question of whether or not human pheromones actually exist has long been a contentious subjec...

    Can you buy sexual attraction in a bottle of fragrance? While, some online cologne dealers would like us to believe w...

    May 1, 2017
  • Transient atmosphere on Ceres linked to solar activity

    Energetic particles from the sun may dislodge water molecules from ice to form the atmosphere, wr...

    NASA's Dawn spacecraft determined the hydrogen content of the upper meter of Ceres' surface. Blue indicates where hyd...

    April 12, 2017
  • Can lizards count?

    Unlike all other vertebrates, lizards may not have the ability to distinguish between different n...

    A ruin lizard deep in thought.Petar MiloševićSuppose you were very hungry and you loved to eat apples, and someone of...

    April 12, 2017
  • Born-again Australian telescope solves mystery of intergalactic Fast Radio Bursts

    Researchers have reconfigured one of the Southern Hemisphere’s largest radio telescopes to confir...

    A rainbow behind the UTMOST radio telescope at Molonglo, New South Waleschris flynnA massive technical upgrade of the...

    April 5, 2017
  • Female reproductive system made in a dish

    A miniature organic system able to mimic menstruation and pregnancy promises to revolutionise dru...

    The complexities of the female reproductive system have been replicated in working bench-top form.Getty ImagesAmerica...

    March 28, 2017
  • Tiger, tiger, burning bright

    New temperature measurements have confounded predictions about Saturn’s moon, Enceladus. Jessica ...

    Is there an ocean just three kilometres beneath Saturn’s sixth largest moon, Enceladus?NASASaturn’s sixth largest moo...

    March 22, 2017
  • Dating advice from a blow fly

    The insects may hold the key to learning how to find that soul mate. Jessica Snir repoirts

    The photoreceptors in blow fly eyes help filter out incompatible mates. SFUA recent study led by Simon Fraser Univers...

    February 23, 2017
  • The wonderful wetlands of Botswana

    Every year, World Wetlands Day highlights the importance of these amazing geographical features. ...

    The Copernicus Sentinel-2A satellite captured this image of the Okavango Delta on 2 December 2016. It has been proces...

    February 22, 2017
  • How to deflect an asteroid

    A close examination of Russian meteorite allows scientists better to understand the importance of...

    A micrograph of material from the Chelyabinsk. It meteorite belongs to a group known as ordinary chondrites. JOAN COS...

    February 21, 2017
  • Bird ancestor didn’t need eggs to reproduce

    A 245-million-year-old fossil is the first confirmed member of its group to bear live offspring.

    An artist's impression of a pregnant Dinocephalosaurus chowing down on a fishy meal.Dinghua Yang & Jun LiuA 245-milli...

    February 14, 2017
  • Sticky pollinating drones could give bees a helping hand

    Far from replacing bees, the drones' designers are hopeful that their invention could someday hel...

    Insect-sized drones covered with hair and gel can successfully pollinate lilies – as you can see in this video. Svetl...

    February 12, 2017
  • High school aims to Fly High

    A Perth school is promoting its aviation which spans a diverse range of areas including mathemati...

    Kent Street High School in Perth, the pioneer of Aviation studies in Australia, is looking to expand nationwide, in a...

    February 6, 2017

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