magazine

  • Magazine

    Role models in a time of pandemic

    COVID-19 has brought with it a swathe of decisions and directions about if and when we can be clo...

    This article first appeared in Cosmos Magazine on 4 June 2020, and it has just been announced as the winner of the Fi...

    Health October 8, 2021
  • Magazine

    Message in a bottle

    The potential of mRNA technology goes well beyond COVID into some of our most prevalent diseases,...

    In 1989, when Katalin Karikó submitted her first grant application to develop messenger RNA-based gene therapy, she k...

    Australia September 20, 2021
  • Magazine

    A brief history of vaccines

    What links a 200-year old cow named Blossom with mRNA? We chase the thread of vaccines through hi...

    It began, as many things do, with a need, a curiosity, and an intriguing story. In the 18th century, smallpox was a g...

    COVID August 30, 2021
  • Magazine

    Mind readers

    What if Star Trek-style mind melding was more than a science fiction concept?

    by Paul Biegler Brain-to-brain interface is a challenge right on the limit of our understanding of neuroscience bu...

    Behaviour June 7, 2021
  • Magazine

    Time travel and tipping points

    Truly coming to grips with the vastness of geologic timescales isn’t easy, but it could be key to...

    by Lauren Fuge I’m hiking down a tributary of Arkaroola Creek, right in the middle of Cryogenian Period. Above me ...

    Earth June 3, 2021
  • Snapshot

    Venus: First Peoples recognising the Morning and Evening Star

    Australia’s First Peoples’ detailed understanding of the planets and their complex motions. Disco...

    By Kirsten Banks and Duane Hamacher. Venus is the brightest planet and third brightest object in the sky after the...

    Astronomy May 31, 2021