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After a career searching for threatened species, this ecologist tracked down a new occupation: CEO

Dr Debbie Saunders is a nature-lover – and the CEO of a high-tech start-up. “I never imagined that I would be doing what I do,” she says.

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Thursday, 29 Sep 2022
  • Academic profile

Dr Debbie Saunders is a nature-lover – and the CEO of a high-tech start-up. “I never imagined that I would be doing what I do,” she says.

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Wednesday, 28 Sep 2022
  • News

A ground-breaking research centre focused on optical technologies, which could create lifelike moving holograms that display straight from your phone screen, is being officially launched at The Australian National University (ANU).

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Wednesday, 21 Sep 2022
  • News

Students from ANU have helped to conduct a study that will improve earthquake preparedness on the Indonesian island of Lombok

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A wood duck and five ducklings
Monday, 19 Sep 2022
  • News

Spring isn't all it's quacked up to be. Pollen levels are high, magpies are terrorising cyclists and pedestrians alike, and protective duck parents are in attack mode.

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Tuesday, 13 Sep 2022
  • Analysis and opinion

In 2008, Nerilie Abram was a climate scientist working on ice cores at the British Antarctic Survey in Cambridge. On one memorable day, Prince Charles visited the facility – and Nerilie was tasked with giving him a tour.

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Monday, 12 Sep 2022
  • Analysis and opinion

People on social media have a lot of strong feelings about the money spent on science research. It is all a big misunderstanding?

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An aerial view of heavy floods
Thursday, 08 Sep 2022
  • Analysis and opinion

In the depths of a flood crisis, Pakistan’s climate minister, Sherry Rehman, is calling not only for immediate aid, but for compensation by rich industrialised countries for the damage caused by their greenhouse gas emissions.

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Purple gamma ray bubbles in the Milky Way
Tuesday, 06 Sep 2022
  • Analysis and opinion

In new research published in Nature Astronomy, we show that a glowing cocoon that has puzzled astronomers for a decade is caused by gamma rays emitted by fast-spinning extreme stars called “millisecond pulsars” in a galaxy orbiting the Milky Way.

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Saturday, 03 Sep 2022
  • Analysis and opinion

Our new research unites genomic sequencing and museum collections to reconstruct the evolutionary tale of native rodents, including many extinct and elusive species – and they have a fascinating origin story.

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