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New horizons: what can a biologist bring to the study of language endangerment?

The biologists and the linguists at ANU might sit on different sides of the campus, but Professor Lindell Bromham from the ANU Research School of Biology says it wasn’t difficult to see the benefits in the two disciplines coming together.

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An elder points to a carved tree trunk in a paddock, while a group of small children look on

The biologists and the linguists at ANU might sit on different sides of the campus, but Professor Lindell Bromham from the ANU Research School of Biology says it wasn’t difficult to see the benefits in the two disciplines coming together.

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Career story | 9 May 2022

Double trouble: how two friends stuck together to score their dream jobs

Good friends Rahul Ravindranathan and Aniruddha Deshpande didn’t know one another until they found themselves on the same journey from India to Canberra to study a Master of Energy Change at ANU.

Student profile | 9 May 2022

Biochemist Sacha Pulsford is opening up nature’s toolbox to tackle Earth-sized problems

Meet the PhD researcher exploring how bacterial proteins could hold the key to reducing our reliance on fossil fuels.

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Media release | 9 May 2022

Tech spin-out to power next-gen autonomous navigation

An ANU spin-out company whose technology will help future moon landings and could one day lead to flying cars has been bought out by one of Australia's leading navigation firms in a deal worth $40 million.

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Research story | 6 May 2022

A fox with nine tails and a stone that kills you: just another day in the life of a volcanologist

When a volcanic rock split in two in Japan recently, what happened? Mythologically & geologically speaking.

Media release | 6 May 2022

Scientists closer to outsmarting malaria parasites

Researchers have discovered why malaria parasites are vulnerable to some drug therapies but resistant to others, offering scientists another piece of the puzzle in the global fight against the disease.

Media release | 3 May 2022

Tasmania goes net carbon negative by reducing logging

Tasmania has become one of the first jurisdictions in the world to reduce their carbon dioxide (CO₂) emissions and increase removals to become net carbon negative.

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Media release | 29 Apr 2022

Venus and Jupiter to get hearts racing with celestial "kiss"

"Although Venus and Jupiter get close to one another every few years, this time there is also Mars and Saturn in the mix which is pretty rare, watching from afar, like the creepy neighbour next door."

Media release | 22 Apr 2022

ANU random numbers go global

ANU launches world's most popular online random number generator powering research simulations and gaming, and inspiring artists' works and children's names on Amazon Web Services' marketplace.

Media release | 22 Apr 2022

Logging "amplified" severity of Black Summer bushfires

An analysis of the fire footprint of the 2019-2020 Black Summer bushfires has found logging elevated the risk of high-severity fires.

Analysis and opinion | 20 Apr 2022

Thousands of satellites are polluting Australian skies, and threatening ancient Indigenous astronomy practices

The modern-day space race has led to thousands of satellites being scattered through Earth’s outer orbits. If left unchallenged, these companies risk overpopulating an already crowded space environment – potentially pushing dark skies to extinction.

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