More on the language of immunity
Peter Doherty explains some other perplexing terms.
This continues the process from last week (the I essay) of introducing terms that will be encountered as we engage wi...
Casimir Funk introduced us to vitamins
Polish biochemist explored what was essential for life.
Over the past century, a vast amount of research has looked at nutritional supplements, without reaching a consensus ...
American monarchs in Mexico
In peak season it can get pretty crowded.
This is what it looks like when millions of Americans head south for the winter. Monarch butterflies (Danaus plexippu...
Entrepreneur tackling a cause of blindness
Innovators acknowledged in ATSE awards.
A visionary idea to re-purpose a veterinary medicine to treat and help eliminate river blindness has been acknowledge...
Cosmos Q&A: Cooling the upper atmosphere
Exploring the other side of greenhouse gases.
The same greenhouse gases that are warming Earth’s surface are cooling the upper atmosphere (the mesosphere) 90 kilom...
When is an invasive species not so?
Scientists think climate change relocation changes things.
By Jenny Morber Caribbean corals sprout off Texas. Pacific salmon tour the Canadian Arctic. Peruvian lowland birds...
The ‘I’ language of immunology
Peter Doherty continues his analysis of COVID-19 issues.
Some of the early essays in this series were about immunity, but not much has been said so far about how the immune s...
Trapped critters and monitored mozzies
Two projects to consider, and a whale of a success story.
Each week Cosmos takes a look at projects and news about Citizen Science in Australia. This week we’re thinking about...
Cosmos Q&A: Threat to our soils
Scientists highlight damaging impact of bushfires.
The Australian Academy of Science this week called for greater attention to be paid to the significant damage bushfir...
Summer on Saturn and an icy pole
Hubble and Juno send us more arresting images.
Sometimes all you need for a great photo is an interesting subject. Here we present two such examples. Above is a ...
Rachel Makinson and the science of wool
Distinguished career began on a temporary basis.
Rachel Makinson joined the radiophysics laboratory at Australia’s then Council of Scientific and Industrial Research ...
Will COVID-19 change our cities?
Perhaps not as much as we think, researchers suggest.
By Christian A Nygaard, Iris Levin and Sharon Parkinson, Swinburne University of Technology What will be the norma...