Society

  • PM's prizes for science and innovation

    The Prime Minister’s prizes announced.

    The Australian Prime Minister's Prize for Science and Prize for Innovation are announced today, along with a number o...

    Society October 21, 2015
  • Winner of first UNSW Bragg Student Prize

    Celebrating the next generation of science enthusiasts.

    This year, for the first time, the Bragg Prize for the best non-fiction science essay written for a general audience ...

    Society October 8, 2015
  • A case for better science teaching

    Teenagers are opting out of science.

    Teenagers are opting out of science (see graph). Surveys point to various reasons, with one in particular that surpri...

    Society October 5, 2015
  • Designer babies crawl closer

    Are humans mature enough to engineer human embryos?

    Super crops and healthy productive farm animals; mosquito populations controlled without pesticides; a cure for cance...

    Society October 5, 2015
  • Science beyond fiction 

    The TEDxESA conference in the Netherlands.

    The first TEDxESA conference will take place on 11 November at the European Space Agency's technical headquarters in ...

    Society September 9, 2015
  • From the vault: The science of happiness

    Cosmos takes a look back at some of our most popular articles.

    This week, Cosmos couldn’t be happier to bring you some vault favourites on the one thing we all want but which money...

    Society August 31, 2015
  • Tributes flow in for Oliver Sacks

    Neurologist and writer Oliver Sacks’ passing on Sunday.

    Tributes are flowing in for Oliver Sacks, the eminent neurologist and author, who died on Sunday, aged 82. Sacks, wh...

    Society August 31, 2015
  • Why are research retractions increasing?

    Due to more mistakes and misdeeds, or the scrutiny?

    Bouree Lam at The Atlantic asks whether the number of retractions of research papers is increasing because of more mi...

    Society August 28, 2015
  • Maybe sex doesn't sell after all

    Advertising featuring sex as effective as neutral themes?

    A new study questions whether advertising featuring sex and violence is as effective as that with neutral themes. The...

    Society August 20, 2015
  • From the vault: Music makes world go 'round

    Cosmos takes a look back at some of our most popular articles.

    Whether a harmony plucks at the heartstrings or a ballad helps you tune out the world, there’s no denying that music ...

    Society August 17, 2015
  • The science of Donald Trump's allure

    The psychology of why Donald Trump is riding high in the polls.

    Psychologist Melanie Tannenbaum has taken a look at the psychology of why presidential hopeful Donald Trump is riding...

    Society August 17, 2015
  • India mourns passing of Abdul Kalam

    Abdul Kalam ‘people’s president’, a national folk hero.

    India continues to pay tribute to its former president APJ Abdul Kalam, popularly known as "Missile Man" for his work...

    Society August 5, 2015
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