All posts by Signe Cane

Editor & Art curator of Wonder. Signe is a freelance science writer with work published in The Scientist, Australian Geographic, Australasian Science, and Australian Life Scientist amongst others. Signe has an MSc in cognitive science, and loves to explore wonders of the natural world both in writing and visually. And she has to say here that all views expressed are her own and not those of her employer.
Screenshot from "Cancer is not one disease" by Kate Patterson.

Cancer is not one disease

The stuff that happens within our bodies, within our organs, within their cells, within the DNA - that's the stuff life is made of. To the naked eye it is invisible. Even to an eye equipped with a microscope it can be exceedingly difficult to discern, particularly when it comes to observing changes over time. Animation can … Continue Reading ››
Can I haz grapes now? | Image by Marion O'Sullivan - CC BY 2.0

Pause to Watch: Monkeys demand fair pay

What makes humans unique as a species? From consciousness to clothing to fire, one can name a bunch of things depending on how we want to carve up this whole uniqueness thing and how precisely we go about definitions. Morality is one of the concepts caught in this discussion. And, judging by some super cute monkeys' … Continue Reading ››
Nice feet! | Derek Keats - CC BY 2.0

On sexy blue feet

Looks help with being famous in the animal world, too. Thanks to its blue feet, this goofy-looking sea bird is arguably one of the superstar species of the Galápagos Islands. Its name is blue-footed booby (Sula nebouxii), and it can be found on the western coast of the Americas, ranging from north-west Mexico and Panama to … Continue Reading ››
What's wrong? // By: scott feldstein - CC BY 2.0

Much ado about trivia

The Australian Academy of Science (AAS), an otherwise exemplary organisation, is upset because most Australians have a decent grasp of basic scientific facts. Wait, let me start from the beginning. A scientific literacy survey, recently carried out by Auspoll on behalf of the AAS, has found that science literacy of young Australian adults has fallen in the … Continue Reading ››