An article in Astronomy in which Canadian science writer Dan Falk describes the 11-day trip he took in Australia, visiting five great astronomical sites with fellow journalist Wilson da Silva and friend Carolina Camilo.
Story in COSMOS about one of its writers, Michael Lucy, winning the Eureka Prize for Long-Form Science Journalism; a prize for which Wilson da Silva – whose story also appeared in COSMOS – was a finalist.
Portugal's Notícias Magazine profiles Wilson da Silva
Portugal's largest circulation weekend magazine, Notíçias Magazine, profiles science journalist Wilson da Silva, a dual citizen of Portugal and Australia, who could well be first Portuguese citizen in space (article is in Portuguese).
A story in Nature on the launch, at the American Association for the Advancement of Science meeting, of the first report of the Waterloo Global Science Initiative, Energy 2030. It was chaired by Wilson da Silva, who led the international summit that produced the report.
The chances of discovering intelligent life in our galaxy is incredibly low
A feature article in The Advertiser on the 50th anniversary of the search for extra-terrestrial intelligence, wherein Wilson da Silva – giving lectures on the topic in Adelaide – is quoted extensively.
A press release announcing that COSMOS writer and deputy editor John Pickrell has taken out the global Climate Change and Nature category at the prestigious 15th Earth Journalism Awards in Copenhagen for a feature article on ocean acidification.
Story in The Canberra Times on HELLO FROM EARTH, the viral social media campaign created by Wilson da Silva, which beamed more than 25,000 messages from the public to the nearest Earth-like planet outside the solar system.
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Send an interstellar SMS during National Science Week
National Science Week media release about the launch of an initiative to collect messages from the public to be transmitted in an interstellar signal by NASA to the nearest Earth-like planet, conceived by Wilson da Silva.
Australia’s #1 green brand to launch sustainability portal
A press release announcing the launch of G-Online, a consumer sustainability hub produced by Australia’s only carbon neutral media company, Luna Media (as Cosmos Media was then known), publishers of G: The Green Lifestyle Magazine and COSMOS Magazine. Wilson da Silva was editor-n-chief of both titles.
A news article in The Australian about the Bell Magazine Awards, at which COSMOS took a haul of eight trophies, including Magazine of the Year, Best Small Publisher, Editor of the Year and Best Internet Site.
Transcript of a discussion on the merits of nuclear power, broadcast on 3 July 2006 on Counterpoint, ABC Radio National. The host was Michael Duffy, and guests were Julian Cribb, Adjunct Professor in Science Communication at the University of Technology; and Wilson da Silva, Editor of COSMOS magazine.
COSMOS founders to be Australia's first space tourists
A press release announcing that two of the founders of COSMOS magazine – Alan Finkel and Wilson da Silva –will become Australia's first space tourists when they fly with Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic.
A media release from Australian Geographic promoting a 10-page feature article on how wilderness soils enhance the human microbiome, written by Wilson da Silva, which appears in the November 2019 issue.
The Aussie battery powershift brings fresh hope for the planet
A media release from the The Royal Institution of Australia promoting a feature article on the global rush to large-scale energy storage, written by Wilson da Silva, which appears in the March 2019 issue of COSMOS .
Virgin Galactic crash fails to deter Australian space tourists
Business story in The Sydney Morning Herald on how the Virgin Galactic crash has not deterred the handful of Australians – among them, Wilson da Silva – who are scheduled to fly into space with the English businessman Richard Branson’s company.
An opinion piece in The Walkley Magazine by Wilson da Silva, in which he describes how he turned his back on political reporting to become on science journalist – only to find the field fraught with its own politics.
Story in media industry news site Mumbrella on COSMOS winning Magazine of the Year at the Publishers Australia Excellence Awards. Luna Media (as Cosmos .Media was previously known), also picked up five other awards.
A press release announcing the completion of the HELLO FROM EARTH project, which collected 25,880 messages from 199 countries to be transmitted to Gliese 581d. It was the brainchild of Wilson da Silva.
Chiropractic sceptic sued for libel finds local backing from science magazine
A news article in The Sydney Morning Herald about COSMOS magazine backing UK science journalist Simon Singh – then being sued by the British Chiropractic Association – by republishing his offending article as part of a global campaign to defend him.
A news story in The Australian in which Wilson da Silva, editor-in-chief of Australia's leading green living title, G Magazine, chides publishers producing 'green issues' that are neither on recycled paper nor carbon neutral.
An interview in The Sunday Canberra Times in which Wilson da Silva, speaking at a National Science Week event, describes how in the not-too-distant future, flying from Sydney to London could take just three hours.
A story on space tourism in the July 2006 edition of Virgin Blue's inflight magazine, Voyeur, focussing on Virgin Galactic, in which astronauts-to-be Wilson da Silva and Alan Finkel are quoted extensively.
Celebrated masters of science fiction in COSMOS now online
A press release on the science fiction published by COSMOS magazine, naming masters of the genre who have appeared in COSMOS, including Joe Haldeman, ray Bradbury, Gregory Benford, Charles Stross and Paul Di Filippo.
Story in the Blue Mountains Gazette about "An Infinite Universe: What Is It, and Can We Ever Understand It?", a panel at Western Sydney University's Penrith Observatory, chaired by Wilson da Silva, held to celebrate its 25th anniversary.
Canadian science writer joins UNSW as Journalist-in-Residence
A story in the University of New South Wales' news website about the fourth Ingenuity Fellow, a journalist-in-residence program offered by the Faculty of Engineering and created and managed by Wilson da Silva.
U.S. science writer joins UNSW as Journalist-in-Residence
A story in the University of New South Wales' news website about the third Ingenuity Fellow, a journalist-in-residence program offered by the Faculty of Engineering created and managed by Wilson da Silva.
BBC reporter is UNSW's first Journalist-in-Residence
A story in the University of New South Wales' news website about the inaugural Ingenuity Fellow, a journalist-in-residence program offered by the Faculty of Engineering created and managed by Wilson da Silva.
A deadly explosion won't stop me flying into space with Virgin Galactic
An opinion piece in The Guardian by Wilson da Silva: "I’m devastated for the pilots and the families of those involved in the Mojave tragedy. But I will still take my place as one of the first 100 to fly with Virgin Galactic."
Stars of science draw capacity crowd to COSMOS event
A press release about a COSMOS event – spearheaded by Wilson da Silva – which drew a capacity crowd of 1,500 to hear two of the world’s best-known names in science: Richard Dawkins and Lawrence Krauss.
Twitter from Earth draws avalanche of global attention
Story in The Australian on the HELLO FROM EARTH project, a viral social media campaign conceived by Wilson da Silva to raise awareness for Australia's National Science Week. In two weeks, it featured in more than 9,000 blogs and 1,000 newspapers worldwide.
A press release announcing the win of another seven awards by Luna Media (as Cosmos Media was formerly known), making it 27 awards in less than four years for the Australian science and environment publisher.
A business story in The Sydney Morning Herald on greenwashing, in which marketing writer Paul McIntyre talks to Wilson da Silva and Kylie Ahern – the co-founders Luna Media (as Cosmos Media was then known) – about the business of being green.
Luna Media wins City of Sydney's inaugural Sustainability Award
A press release celebrating Luna Media's win at the City of Sydney Business Awards, where the company (later known as Cosmos Media) took out the inaugural Lord Mayor’s Award for Sustainability as well as the Environmental Business Award.
Day in the life: Science journalist Wilson da Silva
An interview with Wilson da Silva for OnSET, the Online Science, Engineering & Technology blog of the Science Communication Program at the University of New South Wales for 2006 World-Wide Day in Science. What did the editor of COSMOS do on April 12?
Thirsty Work: Bringing Science to the Public in Australia
A report in New Scientist on ‘Science in the Pub Goes Outback’, a tour of rural Australia with a band of scientists and science journalists who stage discussions on science topics in local watering holes.