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Investigating the key intersection of science and the community – the stuff that actually matters to us – and cutting through the half-truths and inaccurate science that floods the digital domain. Find the science of everything at cosmosmagazine.com

The Cosmos Briefing Podcas‪t‬ The Royal Institution of Australia

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Investigating the key intersection of science and the community – the stuff that actually matters to us – and cutting through the half-truths and inaccurate science that floods the digital domain. Find the science of everything at cosmosmagazine.com

    4. Cosmos Briefing: Building Australia's Space Industry (25th February 2021)

    4. Cosmos Briefing: Building Australia's Space Industry (25th February 2021)

    It has been two years since the official launch of the Australian Space Agency. While the Agency is still young, it has opened exciting doors for the nation from fast-growing startups to multi-national collaborations. We look at how Australia’s space...

    • 41 min
    3. Cosmos Briefing: The Future of Food (11th February 2021)

    3. Cosmos Briefing: The Future of Food (11th February 2021)

    A major threat of climate change is to future food security. With a projected Australian population of 35.9 million in 2050, and rising average temperatures of up to 4°C, how will agricultural science work to feed the future? Should we lean on gene...

    • 36 min
    1. Cosmos Briefing: Epidemiological Modelling (17th December 2020)

    1. Cosmos Briefing: Epidemiological Modelling (17th December 2020)

    Barely known to the public before the COVID briefings of early 2020, epidemiological modelling informs public health decisions that can shutter communities and alter lives. But what does it mean? Professor Jodie McVernon (physician and director of...

    • 37 min
    2. Cosmos Briefing: Lithium, Politically Charged (21st January 2021)

    2. Cosmos Briefing: Lithium, Politically Charged (21st January 2021)

    Demand for renewable energy technologies is growing across the world, but their constituent materials – such as the lithium used in batteries – are non-renewable, as the Earth contains only finite amounts. Currently, 55% the world’s lithium supply comes...

    • 40 min

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