IT’S NATIONAL SCIENCE WEEK! - TALK TO THE TEAM AT AUSTRALIA’S LEADING SCIENCE PUBLICATION COSMOS
It’s National Science Week (Aug 14 – 22) at a time when science has never been a bigger factor in our lives.  From pandemic to climate change, science matters to all of us and our future – and there’s plenty of fun, weird stuff to help alleviate the gloom as well!
 

 

WHY COVID IS MAKING US MORE VULNERABLE TO CYBER ATTACKS
From online dating scams, to attacks on our bank details and even our governments, there is a silent war raging every moment of every day as hackers try to infiltrate our lives.  We only ever hear about a fraction of the attacks, and it turns out that COVID is making us even more vulnerable to attack.
 



 
USING VIRTUAL REALITY DEVICES TO ESCAPE PAIN (FROM BANDAGES TO BIRTH!)
Medical professionals are looking to use virtual reality headset devices in place of drugs in an increasing range of situations, from changing bandages all the way through to breech births!   It seems the brain can be sufficiently distracted to provide genuine pain relief.
 

IS IT TIME TO MOVE AUSSIE CITIES, AND WHICH PACIFIC ISLANDS ARE SET TO DISAPPEAR?
The recent IPCC report from the United Nations has painted a grim outlook on the effects of climate change.  Some experts are already warning that sections of Australian cities will be taken out by rising sea levels, and many Pacific Islands will simply disappear.  Indeed, more than 800 communities in Fiji are already planning to move.  So what exactly should we expect in this part of the world?