Toadlet in Trouble

THE RED-CROWNED TOADLET is facing ever increasing threats, but thanks to some dedicated volunteers, help is on the way. Restricted exclusively to sandstone areas around Sydney, the toadlets’ home has been impacted by habitat loss due to sandstone harvesting for garden landscaping as well as pollution, disease and changed fire regimes. The 3cm-long red-crowned toadlet is … Continue reading

Giant Collision Formed the Moon

By Morgan Pettersson SYDNEY: The Moon formed when a Mars-sized space rock smashed into a young, fast-spinning Earth, according to new research that adds weight to a long-held theory. New research has emerged explaining how the Moon formed after a giant impact between our Earth and a giant body named Theia – in Greek mythology, … Continue reading

Maths Overtakes the Speed of Light

By Morgan Pettersson Cosmos online SYDNEY: New mathematical formulas have expanded Einstein’s theory of special relativity to allow for travel beyond the speed of light, potentially changing the way we view the Universe and judge distances. Albert Einstein’s theory of special relativity, published in 1905, interprets motion based on different frames of reference in space … Continue reading

In Conversation with Becky Crew

by Morgan Pettersson Cosmos Online Former COSMOS online editor Becky Crew talks science communication, how she started writing about weird and wonderful animals, and which animal would reign supreme in a post-apocalyptic world. BECKY CREW IS THE AUTHOR OF the recently published Zombie Tits, Astronaut Fish and Other Weird Animals, a book that details some of the strange and … Continue reading