Hangover? Consider a prickly pear daiquiri
Exploring the science of natural remedies.
Over the years, various natural remedies have been recommended as hangover cures, usually with little if any science ...
Measuring different responses to COVID-19
Analysis looks at six countries and six curves.
To understand the spread of COVID-19, the pandemic is more usefully viewed as a series of distinct local epidemics. T...
Learning from the spread of measles
Models reveal the very complex dynamics.
Researchers in the US and the UK have modelled the dynamics of measles to try to better understand how epidemics spre...
Why do more men die from coronavirus?
Geneticist Jenny Graves addresses the issues.
All over the world – in China, Italy, the United States and Australia – many more men than women are dying from COVID...
What is herd immunity?
The important issues affecting vaccination uptake.
The term herd immunity comes from the observation of how a herd of buffalo forms a circle, with the strong on the out...
Genetic vulnerability and mental illness
Gene combinations could increase lifelong risk.
People with genetic vulnerability for adult depression are more likely to have emotional and social problems in child...
Cancer gene could help repair hearts
Researchers find possible path to cell regeneration.
The quest to find a curative treatment for heart disease may have taken an unexpected turn. Adult mouse heart afte...
Wildlife exploitation = infectious disease risk
Study links human activities to virus spillover from animals.
Zoonotic diseases – those transmitted from animals to humans – are quickly becoming one of the world’s biggest public...
Why we should be eating microalgae
For a start, it's got lots of protein and it's good for the planet.
As the climate warms, the land we use for growing energy-intensive crops such as wheat and corn is becoming less prod...
The COVID-19 spread: What do we know?
Cosmos’s Editor-at-Large talks to Australian experts.
Taking my dog out for a walk, I’ve noticed a new etiquette. As I cross paths with people, they are not making eye con...
Developments in a vaccine for coronavirus
First reduce the amount of virus during typical infection.
SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, is changing how we live. With a rapid increase in cases, we are now isola...
Nathaniel Kleitman helps us rest easier
And he often went to great lengths to do it.
“Without sleep you can’t form or maintain the pathways in your brain that let you learn and create new memories, and ...