Cosmos Q&A: Concussion
What causes concussion, and are we learning more about how to treat it?
Concussion is sometimes still treated as a mystery in sport, but the field of concussion research began in 1928 – onl...
First continents formed with a dash of mantle water
New research cracks the mystery of how the first continents formed.
By Chris Kirkland, Curtin University; Hugh Smithies, Curtin University, and Tim Johnson, Curtin University Earth i...
Our pi-cks of the Pi-ku competition
A few Pi-kus to get you through.
We’re delighted to say that our celebratory Pi-ku competition has brought some great examples flying in. A refresh...
Explainer: Myth-busting the Boring Billion
A thousand million years can’t all be dull, can they?
Geologists are fond of giving dramatic names to past events, such as “The Great Dying” or “Snowball Earth” or “The Ca...
How to hunt fossils responsibly
5 tips from a professional palaeontologist.
By Kailah Thorn, EdCC Earth Science Museum Curator, University of Western Australia Many of us, at some point or a...
Yes, Australia is a land of flooding rains. But climate change could be making it worse
As Australia floods, a climate scientist warns that recent events are symptomatic of the worsenin...
By Joelle Gergis, Senior Lecturer in Climate Science, Australian National University. Over the past three years, I...
Ocean worlds in the solar system
Earth isn’t the only planet with liquid oceans – we examine some others.
Once upon a time, the only world known to have an ocean of water was Earth. Now, planetary scientists think there are...
Zeitgeist: Rising in the yeast
The science of sourdough bread is anything but run of the mill.
by Kelly Wong For most of human history, sourdough was the dominant form of leavened bread. It wasn’t until about ...
Halts to AstraZeneca vaccine in Europe: latest
Are European countries overreacting, or is there a cause for concern?
On Monday, Germany, France and Italy joined a group of other European countries that had temporarily stopped administ...
Aboriginal star names recognised
The stories behind Aboriginal star names recognised by the International Astronomical Union.
Milky Way star map by Bill Yidumduma Harney, Senior Wardaman Edler. Bill Yidumduma Harney, CC BY By Duane Hamacher...
How does wastewater testing work?
COVID-19 detections in wastewater have been making headlines for the past 12 months – including this week in Adelaide...
Introducing the All-New COSMOS WEEKLY …
The ultimate Friday takeaway … now with extra science!
You know and we know that science has never been more important or interesting. Scientists are working to return us t...