AUSTRALIA’S POCKET-SIZED ASSAULT ON THE SPACE RACE
The world is in the grips of a new Space Race, and Australia is a part of the action having launched its own national space agency. But this new battle is not what you might imagine. Forget massive rockets blasting to the Moon (that was so 1960s). Instead picture multiple loaves of bread orbiting the Earth and you’ll be a lot closer to the mark. They’re called CubeSats and they’ve changed the game.
WAS 'ANCIENT MASTERCHEF' THE KEY TO OUR EVOLUTION? THE TRUTH MAY BE IN OUR TASTEBUDS
Our concepts of the rise of mankind, the evolution of the species, and survival of the fittest is getting a revamp. Rather than the Charles Darwin version of simply outliving our competitors - by being better adapted to the immediate environment – there may be an element of Ancient MasterChef involved. Through taming fire, learning how to cook better, and adding a pinch of salt, we may have set ourselves on the path to greatness (compared to our non-cooking rivals in the animal kingdom).
WEBINAR EVENT - UNDERSTANDING THE COVID MODELLING THAT WILL SHAPE YOUR LIFE IN 2021
Our lives, and those of our loved ones, have become hostage to mathematical equations. COVID ‘modelling’ has shaped the year we’ve just been through, not to mention the Christmas we’ll get to have and the freedoms we get to enjoy (or are denied) in 2021. Australia’s leading science publication COSMOS is launching the first in a series of ‘Cosmos Webinar Briefings’ on Thursday December 17 (3pm AEST) when leading experts will decipher epidemiological modelling to help you understand the decisions having a direct impact on your life, today and beyond.
LEARNING TO LOVE THE VISITORS IN YOUR BACKYARD
Do you try to evict (or even kill) the animals in your backyard? Are you selective about what gets to stay or has to go? We often have a vexed relationship with our fellow inhabitants, and many of us need to learn how to share our territory a little better. A new book is leading the campaign.