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  • Meet Australia’s largest dinosaur

    Massive plant-eater from southwest Queensland has just stomped into the record books.

    Palaeontologists have just officially named and described Australia’s biggest dinosaur – Australotitan cooperensis, t...

    History August 31, 2021
  • El Salvador to adopt Bitcoin as legal tender

    What would a cryptocurrency as a legal tender look like?

    The president of Central American nation El Salvador, Nayib Bukele, today announced a proposal to make the cryptocurr...

    Computing August 31, 2021
  • Climate science on trial

    We talk to the expert witness in the recent Federal Court case that found a duty of care to prote...

    In late May, the Federal Court ruled that the Minister for Environment has a duty of care to shelter future generatio...

    Climate August 31, 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 August 31, 2021
  • World Ocean Day wrap: five ocean stories

    Let’s celebrate World Ocean Day with five recent pieces of research about the ocean.

    Happy World Ocean Day! To celebrate, Cosmos is looking back over what we have written about our oceans and seas in th...

    Earth August 31, 2021
  • Rotifers survive being frozen for 24,000 years

    In cryptobiosis for millenia, this microscopic beast is ready to reproduce.

    Resurrected and hardier than a tardigrade, rotifers are the new bad boy from the (ice) block. A new paper, publish...

    Animals August 31, 2021
  • Aurora created in a lab

    Physicists definitively describe how auroras are created.

    A team of physicists has just completed a decades-long quest to experimentally demonstrate the physical mechanism of ...

    Core Sciences August 31, 2021
  • You may have missed...

    Stray stories from last week to brighten your Monday.

    New shark mass extinction discovered Scientists have uncovered a previously unknown mass die-off of sharks, 19 mil...

    Animals June 7, 2021
  • Rethinking facial reconstructions with soft tissue

    New research provides a more accurate way of simulating soft tissue on ancient skulls.

    If you have a passing interest in science, it’s likely you’ve seen some reconstructed hominid faces – they give some ...

    History June 7, 2021
  • World Environment Day wrap: ecosystem restoration

    Five stories to read on preserving and rejuvenating our ecosystems.

    The theme of World Environment Day this year is “Reimagine. Recreate. Restore.” Ecosystem loss is catastrophic for th...

    Earth June 5, 2021
  • COVID Booster

    Five things we learned about COVID-19 this week.

    The vaccine should be free in India, argue experts While the COVID-19 crisis rages in India, only 3% of the countr...

    Health June 5, 2021
  • Video

    Rewilding: How to build a forest

    We interview Brett Krause about his reforestation projects on Queensland’s Cassowary Coast.

    Ahead of World Environment Day on Saturday, Cosmos spoke to Brett Krause – a self-described “forest builder” – about ...

    Earth June 4, 2021
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