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?
Over the next 50 years, humanity will experience change at an unprecedented pace. What lies ahead? And can science save us from catastrophe during what Sir Martin Rees has dubbed ‘our final century’?
They can tell blue from red, night from day, and a sunny spring afternoon from the autumn gloom. Plants can see, but not quite like you and I do.
Sending balloons to the heady heights of the stratosphere may be a nail-biting exercise, says Ravi Sood, but the payoff in astronomical insight is worth the effort.
The path from scientific breakthrough to medical treatment is a hazardous one. Clare Pain examines how small biotech companies navigate the risks.
The neuroscientific nuances that shape our emotional repertoire have deep roots in evolution, writes Brett Szmajda.