Culture

  • The chemistry of the cricket ball

    Is there a difference between different coloured balls?

    The smallest change in the velocity or direction of a cricket ball can have a dramatic effect on the outcome of a mat...

    Chemistry January 18, 2022
  • The science of wicket soil

    What makes Australia such a good place to play cricket?

    As eyes turn to Bellerive Oval for the first Ashes Test ever held in Hobart, there’s plenty of speculation about how ...

    Culture January 14, 2022
  • Greater Male Variability hypothesis challenged

    Sorry fellas, you’re not ‘more variable’ than women, and it doesn’t explain the gender pay gap.

    For over a century, the idea of ‘greater male variability’ has been used by some biologists to explain why there are ...

    Biology January 11, 2022
  • Founder of Questacon dies at 87

    The man behind Australia’s first interactive science museum was ever an innovator.

    Professor Mike Gore, the founder of Questacon, died in Canberra over the weekend. He was 87. He leaves behind the ...

    Culture January 10, 2022
  • Cosmos kids answer: What is a scientist?

    That can be hard to define, so we went to ask the real experts: children!

    What is a scientist? Well, that can be hard to define, so we went to ask the real experts: children! Here is w...

    Culture January 4, 2022
  • Cosmos' top 10 science images of 2021

    These are our favourite science images and the reasons why we love them.

    In the Cosmos news room we get to see a lot of weird and wonderful images that come straight from scientists themselv...

    Culture December 24, 2021
  • 9 best Cosmos science memes of 2021

    We know that science is serious, we like to have a little fun with it on occasion.

    We know that science is serious, we like to have a little fun with it on occasion. And that includes science memes. ...

    Culture December 22, 2021
  • The Cosmos scientists’ gift guide

    Got a special researcher in your life? Try looking through the world’s most niche gift guide.

    What do you get the researcher who has everything? What present could possibly top a giant telescope, or a home-made ...

    Culture December 19, 2021
  • Top Cosmos science stories of 2021

    It’s been an epic year for science. Enjoy our countdown of the most memorable articles and science stories of the yea...

    Culture December 17, 2021
  • Why would a company need a scientist-in-residence?

    An Australian venture capital firm has brought a scientist on board – so how do they benefit from...

    You might be familiar with the term artist-in-residence, but have you ever heard of a scientist-in-residence? This...

    Culture December 17, 2021
  • Video

    Nature, food and kinship

    How has the unique Australian landscape shaped foodways, plant use and kinship systems among Abor...

    Bringing Aboriginal food and plant knowledge to a new audience Most people know that Australia is home to many uni...

    Culture November 23, 2021
  • Telling girls they don’t like STEM halves their involvement at any age

    An experiment tests gender stereotyping in computer science.

    Even children as young as 6 can develop ideas that girls don’t like computer science and engineering as much as boys ...

    Culture November 23, 2021
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