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COSMOS/em> fiction editor, Cat Sparks, launching her book at the Conflux 9 speculative fiction convention with COSMOS reviews editor Rivqa Rafael. Credit: Robert Hood

The state of flux

Monday, 29 April 2013

Speculative fiction convention Conflux 9, held in Canberra, Australia, over the weekend, offered insights into the hearts of the genre and its people, reports COSMOS reviews editor Rivqa Rafael.

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Common ground

Wednesday, 23 January 2013

When science meets parliament, you’d expect clashes in areas where political stances and rational evidence don’t intersect. But it’s a meeting of the minds that both sides enjoy, and the truth is, they have one very important thing in common.

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A dinner party with animal smugglers

Friday, 21 December 2012

Who or what is killing the slow loris?

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The science of Santa

Thursday, 20 December 2012

It’s a big ask of Santa to defy the laws of physics every year to deliver presents to the world’s well-behaved children. We look at the possible scientific explanations for just how he does it.

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You have been warned

Thursday, 13 December 2012

Hurricane Sandy did more than cripple New York and kill hundreds – it brought climate change out of the political closet, where some had thought it safely hidden away.

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Chasing shadows

Monday, 19 November 2012

In the wake of the eclipse over Northern Australia, astronomer Amanda Bauer becomes an eclipse chaser.

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Big Data: crude oil of our time

Friday, 2 November 2012

Every time you use your smartphone, log onto the internet or swipe your credit card, you’re leaving a trail of information so valuable that, at a recent industry conference, it was compared to crude oil waiting to be tapped.

Zombies at CERN or the LHC_Jacqui Hayes

From CERN to the White House, zombies are everywhere

Tuesday, 30 October 2012

Could our recent obsession with zombies mark an upcoming transition of the U.S. presidency? Or is it just another case of an unrelated correlation?

Blue eye

The future of you

Thursday, 25 October 2012

Medical advances this century may will make our future more bizarre. Get ready for medical science to push the boundaries of what it means to be human.

Toxic sugar

Turn on, tune in, download

Thursday, 4 October 2012

At COSMOS, we’re excited about a world where creating engaging narrative content that readers want is the name of the game – because that’s what we’ve excelled at for years.

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