Cosmos – the year draws to a close not with a bang, but a winner.

Cosmos Magazine


Cosmos is a quarterly science magazine. We aim to inspire curiosity in ‘The Science of Everything’ and make the world of science accessible to everyone.

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The Cosmos Science team – dedicated to bringing you the science of everything every day this year – is having a short break, but we’ve left some surprises for our loyal audiences.

The newsletter will be published twice a week – Monday and Thursday – with a great mix of interesting and unusual content, until January 3 when we resume normal services. Look for these features to brighten the holiday season:

Quizmas: a new Cosmos initiative which lovers of all quizzes should not miss. Video and Podcast, so you can watch or listen wherever you are.

Top five: Cosmos Science journalists ponder how science changed the world this year and talk us through their top five science stories of the year. Look back and look around at the wonderful world of science. Video and Podcast.

Science digests: Can you remember all the images from James Webb, or all the wonderful ways fungi changed our lives? You dont need to as Cosmos science journalists wrap up the themes – important, interesting and unusual – in our daily “science digests.”

Thank you to the more than 1.4m monthly readers who are helping us support the Royal Institution of Australia to bring science to as many people as possible – facts displacing myth, fakery and outright lies.

Our readership this year grew more than 20 percent. We compiled science online, in podcasts and videos, held public events, launched an e-book and have delivered the Cosmos Issue 97 digital magazine in a wonderful new format. We spoke to a vast audience on ABC Local Radio throughout Australia, and the Nine/Fairfax stations in Sydney (2GB), Canberra (2CC), and Perth (6PR), and created hours of great podcasts in collaboration with AusStereo on their Listnr network. A special hello to the wonderful readers and the team through our partnership with regional and rural papers across the Australian Community Media, and at the Byron Bay Echo and Indaily.

Our regular writers Marie Lowe and Jamie Seidel brought us science news from the regions with the Greenlight project, and Cosmos Weekly, which did major features on the failures of Peer Review and the problems of the Great Barrier Reef, ended the year with double the number of readers.

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Congratulations to Lauren Fuge, one of our recent science journalists, who won the Bragg Prize for Best Australian Science Writing.

Our team is energised by your support and looking forward to bringing you more podcasts, video, science content and conversations in 2023.

Ian Mannix

Digital News Editor

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