The COVID-19 impact in hard numbers
Analysis quantifies economic pain and environmental gain.
A new study has attempted to quantify the socio-economic and environmental impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. It sug...
Australia’s response to coronavirus challenge
Cosmos Q&A: Dr Rob Grenfell, CSIRO.
Some say it’s Australia’s second wave, others that it’s still the first that immediate action allowed us to suppress....
More pieces to the Polynesian puzzle
Studies support influence of Native Americans.
Native Americans had a genetic and cultural influence on Polynesia more than five centuries before the arrival of Eur...
COVID-19 affects some more than others
Global report explores responses and impacts.
The COVID-19 pandemic has swept the globe, but people’s experiences and the economic, social and political ramificati...
Florence Merriam Bailey flips the bird
She made it fashionable to watch not wear them.
In the late 19th century one of the first environmental protection movements sprang up, triggered by public concerns ...
Does she look grumpy to you?
Language sways how we perceive expressions.
There are umpteen ways that communication can distort people’s perception and hence the way they respond to someone, ...
The dark captured in wonderful ways
Here are the five winning photographs.
The International Dark-Sky Association (IDA) has announced the results of its first – but planned annual – Capture th...
Linguistic feature not unique to humans
Monkeys can do it too, study finds.
Evidence is piling up to suggest humans are not as different from animals as many like to think. New research adds...
Kelp help & DIY astronomy
Scan Australia’s southern oceans or its night skies.
Each week Cosmos will take a peek inside the diverse and, most importantly, rapidly growing world of Citizen Science ...
COVID-19 is increasing in some countries
WHO warns that the world is dangerously divided.
Around the world, the COVID-19 pandemic is accelerating. While some countries such as Australia and New Zealand have ...
Longest night, darkest sky
Help scientists learn about light pollution.
Looking for something to do on the longest night of the year? The Australasian Dark Sky Alliance (ADSA), ARC Centre o...
How African ancestors moved and mingled
DNA reveals population dynamics of foragers, herders and farmers.
Revelations about Africa’s past just got more colourful as ancient DNA analysis shows historical population interacti...