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Why do black holes twinkle? We studied 5,000 star-eating behemoths to find out

To find out why black holes twinkle, researchers piggy-backed on NASA’s asteroid defence effort to watch more than 5,000 of the fastest-growing black holes in the sky for five years.

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Friday, 03 Feb 2023
  • Analysis and opinion

To find out why black holes twinkle, researchers piggy-backed on NASA’s asteroid defence effort to watch more than 5,000 of the fastest-growing black holes in the sky for five years.

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Video thumbnail with text reading: Road to space: The Bogong Thruster
Tuesday, 31 Jan 2023
  • Research story

Go behind the mission to get a new mothball-fueled satellite thruster to space.

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Dolphin tail up in front of fisher in a bay
Tuesday, 31 Jan 2023
  • Analysis and opinion

Dolphins and net-casting fishers in Brazil catch more fish by working together, a new study by an international team of researchers has shown.

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Hands at computer with ChatGPT on screen
Tuesday, 31 Jan 2023
  • Analysis and opinion

The issue of AI authorship is now clearly on the minds of commercial academic publishers. Many have asked whether ChatGPT could be considered an academic author.

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Tuesday, 31 Jan 2023
  • News

ANU is mourning the loss of one of Australia's most influential and respected climate scientists, Emeritus Professor Will Steffen.

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Woman in lab with small plant
Wednesday, 25 Jan 2023
  • News

Scientists from ANU are drawing inspiration from plants to develop new techniques to separate and extract valuable minerals, metals and nutrients from resource-rich wastewater.

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Illustration of quantum entanglement
Wednesday, 18 Jan 2023
  • Analysis and opinion

New research published in Nature Physics, outlines a way to achieve more accurate measurements of microscopic objects using quantum computers. This could prove useful in a huge range of next-generation technologies, including biomedical sensing, laser ranging and quantum communications.

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Tuesday, 17 Jan 2023
  • Academic profile

Dr Jürgens has the “beautiful and challenging” task of combining the two very different academic cultures of science and humanities.

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Friday, 13 Jan 2023
  • News

New research led by a team of ANU scientists has outlined a way to achieve more accurate measurements of microscopic objects using quantum computers.

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