Our clothes are wreaking havoc on the oceans
And it’s not just the synthetic fibres.
The fashion industry has come under increasing fire for its impact on the planet, from production to clothes racks an...
A new wave way to grow biomaterials
Controlling biofilms opens a world of opportunities.
Australian physicists have developed a way to use waves to manipulate the growth of bacteria biofilms – one of the mo...
Human waves populated the Caribbean islands
And dealing with real waves wasn’t a problem.
Pirates or no pirates, the islands of the Caribbean were settled and resettled by at least three successive waves of ...
Making water-repellent surfaces toughen up
New approach equips them for the real world.
Superhydrophobic surfaces are smart, but not that tough. They repel water brilliantly but are easy to cut, scratch...
Things you can tell from Fermi bubbles
Two teams track a massive galactic explosion.
Faint clouds of gas tens of thousands of light-years above the disc of the Milky Way galaxy are revealing evidence of...
William Shockley gets lost in Silicon Valley
He knew how to make, but not how to manage.
Silicon Valley is synonymous with technology. Over the past 50 years, an area of northern California once known for o...
The fascinating history of clinical trials
Tales of Ginseng, TB, rhubarb and coronavirus.
Clinical trials are under way around the world, including in Australia, testing COVID-19 vaccines and treatments. ...
Mangroves threatened by sea level rise
Studying history provides a future warning.
Mangrove ecosystems may cease to function if greenhouse gas emissions aren't reduced, according to a new study publis...
People really are giving by nature
Even with competing incentives, study finds.
At times, the state of the world could understandably drive one to despair. But we can take solace in the age-old ...
Watch closely – molecules in motion
Japanese researchers taking filming up a notch.
Japanese chemists say they have captured video of single molecules in motion at 1600 frames per second – 100 times fa...
AI and Gaia help identify 2000 young stars
Scientists hope to find clues to galaxy’s origins.
European scientists say an artificial intelligence system analysing data from the Gaia space telescope has identified...
The man from the 11th dimension
In this issue of Cosmos Magazine, we meet one of the world's leading theoretical physicists, Michio Kaku, a founder o...