COSMOS talks to science writer Jennifer Ouellette about why she decided to tackle many students’ nemesis, mathematics.
Since heading back into the ocean, cetaceans have evolved to gargantuan proportions. Sid Perkins investigates why whales became so huge.
When it comes to animal intelligence, your best friend may be smarter than you think. Brian Hare and Vanessa Woods explain.
The word epigenetics means things imposed “on top of genetics”. But what sort of things?
COSMOS talks to science-fiction author C.J. Cherryh about the genre and how she writes it.
COSMOS chats to journalist Peter Pringle about a famous scientific rip-off that followed the discovery of a cure for tuberculosis.
Can we continue to push for more power to fuel our lavish Western lifestyles as the population explodes? Or is the grass greener on the other side? Richard A. Lovett finds out.
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.
Can we predict the future? Climate scientists say we can, and have been warning us about it for decades, says Stephen Pincock.
It’s 2063, and life is good. Technology has given Indian farmer Prabhjit Kumar the tools and seeds she needs to feed her family. But can the dream of sustainably feeding the world’s nine billion other mouths be fulfilled?