Author(s): Cosmos Magazine
In the Summer 2017 issue- The art of Patricia Piccinini by Elizabeth FinkelSome scientists viewed her work as dystopian and fanciful. But with the oeditingo of humanembryos now a reality, Piccinini's work is a compelling statement of the Brave New World weare entering. Hiroshi Ishiguro- android maker. By Elizabeth FinkelA portrait of the world's most infamous android maker. His creations are already being putto work to nurse elderly Japanese, and connect with autistic children. But Ishiguro's realmission is to discover what it means to be human. Gallery of art inspired by science. Artists include- Margaret Wertheim, Mira Gojak, JonLomberg, Luke JerramFour artists discuss how science has inspired one of their works. Retrieving memories by Fiona McMillanWhile much is known about how new memories are inscribed into the circuitry of the brain,the retrieval mechanism has long been a mystery. New research is providing clues. Broome's Jurassic Park by John PickrellFor millennia, the tracks left by dinosaurs were a part of the indigenous dreaming. But anew generation of scientifically-minded custodians, have opened up the trackways topalaeontologists. It has unveiled a rich new chapter in Australia's dinosaur history. The Search for Cosmic Strings- Cracks in the Cosmos by Cathal O'ConnellIf you freeze a glass of water, it will never forms one continuous perfect crystal--there are always defects, tiny cracks invisible to the eye that separate adjacentregions of ice. Physicists think the same thing happened during the creation of theuniverse, forming cracks, called 'cosmic strings' running through the cosmos.Gravitational wave observatories, like LIGO, have recently transformed the oncehypothetical notion of gravitational waves into a reality. They promise to do thesame for cosmic strings, by listening out for the universe-quaking crack when two ofthem collide.