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Matt Canavan suggested the cold snap means global warming isn’t real. We bust this and 2 other climate myths

One cold winter doesn't negate more than a century of global warming. We need the political leadership to set the world on a safer path. Ill-informed tweets by government senators won't help.

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One cold winter doesn't negate more than a century of global warming. We need the political leadership to set the world on a safer path. Ill-informed tweets by government senators won't help.

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Artist interpretation of laser light sail. Image shows space with lasers from Earth casting a large sail.

News | 8 Jun 2021

Scientists lead ambitious study to reach infinity and beyond

Scientists from ANU have designed a new type of space-craft propulsion system as part of an ambitious international project that aims to explore the worlds surrounding our second nearest star, Alpha Centauri.

Telescopes and night sky showing Milky Way

News | 2 Jun 2021

Australia leads project that will burst the Hubble bubble

Australian scientists will help construct one of the world's most powerful ground-based telescopes that promises to see further and clearer than the Hubble Space Telescope and unlock mysteries of the early Universe.

News | 28 May 2021

Gravitational wave search no humdrum hunt

The hunt for the never before heard "hum" of gravitational waves caused by mysterious neutron stars has just got a lot easier, thanks to an international team of researchers.

News | 26 May 2021

Monitoring genetic diversity will benefit nature and society

An ecological crisis overshadowed by the threats of mass species extinctions and climate change impacts could be just as serious to ecosystems and human society, according to a new study by an international team of scientists.

Two side by side photos. One is a head shot of Dorrit Jacob, the other is Barry Pogson standing with plants.

News | 25 May 2021

World leading ANU scientists recognised among nation's best

A plant biologist and geochemist from The Australian National University have both been recognised for their outstanding contributions to their fields of science.

Blood red coloured full moon in night sky

News | 24 May 2021

Super blood moon to get the heart pumping

If you cast your eyes to the skies this Wednesday night you're in for a celestial surprise - a rare Super Blood Moon.

Two pink cancer cells on teal green background.

News | 24 May 2021

Ancestral dormant genes could be driving cancer

In a new paper published this week in the journal BioEssays, researchers from The Australian National University and Arizona State University challenge the conventional model that cancer is driven by random mutations.

Aerial photo of ANU Canberra campus.

News | 20 May 2021

ANU zeroes in on negative carbon emissions by 2030

ANU is the first university in Australia to commit to reducing greenhouse emissions to below zero by 2030.

Two sulphur crested cockatoos in concrete room.

News | 20 May 2021

Parrot poachers striking while the market's hot

"Pretty" parrots are more likely to be snatched up for Indonesia's illegal wildlife trade, a new study reveals.

A false-colour composite of the remnant of N132D. Shows stars on blue, black, green and pink background.

News | 14 May 2021

Alien radioactive element prompts creation rethink

The first-ever discovery of an extraterrestrial radioactive isotope on Earth has scientists rethinking the origins of the elements on our planet.

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