A decision to include a controversial abortion pill on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme will change the way in which abortion in Australia can be accessed, say Caroline de Costa and Mike Carrette.
Today we bid farewell to COSMOS Update, the email newsletter produced by the team at COSMOS Magazine which has faithfully gone out every week for almost 7 years.
One of the most exciting things about science is the detective work, and never was this more the case than Friday.
Ultimately, the public’s purse strings fund the genesis of scientific knowledge. So, asks Julian Cribb, why should we have to pay twice?
It’s not misconduct that kills trust in science, it’s the cover-up.
New species of humans, colonising the Moon and our obsession with non-Homo sapiens couplings – these are the most read opinion pieces on COSMOS Online in 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.
As concern grows over an increasing risk of deadly antibiotic-resistant bacteria, a budding field of microbial research, ‘genomic epidemiology’, may also be delivering a solution.
The waves of extinctions that swept across mainland Australia 100 years ago are poised to strike again, this time on the island wilderness of Tasmania. The fate of dozens of unique animals now depends on the delicate dance of the Tassie devil and the European red fox.
Physics has come a long way since the days of the ancient Greek philosophers, but there are still mysteries to be solved, says Paul Davies.