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...
Who owns the bones?
Exploring the issues around human fossils.
All humans alive today can claim a common ancestral link to some hominin. Hominins include modern humans, extinct hum...
How to socially connect safely
Scientists model three post-lockdown strategies.
Connecting with others is at the heart of being human and has been linked to greater physical and mental health, long...
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 ...
Pandemic boosts big tech transformation
Changes are now moving at warp speed, expert suggests.
The coronavirus pandemic has sped up changes that were already happening across society, from remote learning and wor...