Jevons learns to economise
Englishman help usher in the marginal revolution, which transformed economics.
According to The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, the Ancient Greek philosopher Aristotle’s word for politics is ...
Oldest cave painting of animals found in Indonesia
Painting of Sulawesi warty pig dates back at least 45,500 years.
By Adam Brumm, Adhi Oktaviana, Basran Burhan and Maxime Aubert from Griffith University The dating of an exception...
Odd jobs: paleodermatologist
Looking skin deep can provide new discoveries, at least in this vanguard field of research.
All manner of unusual jobs exist in science, but perhaps one of the most remarkable is the expertise of Phil Bell, of...
Zooming in on the world of invertebrates
An environmental scientist shares photos from the field.
By Nick Porch from Deakin University Which animals are quintessentially Australian? Koalas and kangaroos, emus, ti...
COVID Booster: Immunity and asymptomatic carriers
The five new things science learned about COVID-19 this week.
1. Protective immunity against SARS-CoV-2 could last up to eight months A new US study reveals nearly all COVID-19...
Henrietta Swan Leavitt transformed a powerful astronomical tradition.
When it comes to prestige in US education, few names carry more weight than Harvard University. Founded in 1636 in...
Biology by the numbers
Biological sciences and maths have a growing friendship.
Before 2020, the phrase “mathematical modelling” may have made your eyes glaze over. But as COVID-19 escalated across...
How modelling helped our COVID response
Epidemiologists explain their use and application.
Multiple models helped achieve the successful pandemic management strategies implemented in Australia at both state a...
A dozen stories of note in 2020
Science in and about a most difficult year.
Campfires on the Sun New up-close images reveal some remarkable features. Scientists studying the first images ...
And 12 others that we found intriguing
Learn about art, arteries, space sounds and fake faces.
Why seeing fake faces isn’t, well, weird Our brains are attuned to the basic patterns, study suggests. The phen...
The not so simple life of barchans
Research uncovers their dynamics and interactions.
Sand dunes aren’t just simple piles of sand, as we’ve noted before in Cosmos. Earlier this year we reported on res...
Mapping the undersea landscape of the reef
Four researchers on a boat, despite the pandemic.
About 160 kilometres off the Queensland coast, the RV Falkor is exploring the deep blue waters of the southern Great ...