Tabitha Carvan

Articles

Bronwyn Wilkes holding a basket of fruit and vegetables

Research story

If receiving your fruit and veg box makes you feel weirdly happy, you’re not alone

Beyond the convenience of skipping supermarket queues, it seems the humble fruit and veggie box can make some people feel, well, happier.

Five clocks on dark wall.

Academic profile

Can physics explain our experience of ‘corona time’?

You might have heard that it’s July now. The year is, apparently, already half over. But how can this be possible? We turn to Dr Peter Riggs for answers.

Kate at walking along a storm water drain in Canberra.

Research story

This story will change how you feel about drains

“Imagine how different it could be?” Kate asks. “Even if you didn’t get rid of the concrete, if you could just get the channel looking attractive!”

Child holding up rainbow painting

News

If this is an existential crisis, then why am I so hopeful?

We’ve entered a new reality. It’s not great, but it has something going for it: we don’t know how this one ends. Yet.

Research story

Why aren’t women in science applying for grants?

If you look at the list of ANU College of Science research projects receiving funding in the 2020 round of ARC Discovery Grants, something stands out.

Research story

Wait—we’re sexist towards birds now?

Five years ago, an ANU biologist proved that most female songbirds sing, but it’s a finding that many people are struggling to accept.

Student profile

Dawn of a new era for PhD grad – now featuring twice as many suns

Rajika Kuruwita is an astronomer. Her PhD is on a subject which very much exists IRL but is actually best known from fiction, so that’s where she always starts.

Analysis and opinion

How do we go on?

Scientists can teach us how to exist in the face of existential dread.

Academic profile

On balance: gender equality in science, health and medicine

To celebrate #BalanceforBetter, the theme of this year’s International Women’s Day, we ask researchers to reflect on gender equality in their research schools.

Career story

Can this man convince you to completely change what you want to do with your life?

If you were capable of doing a job which could help more people than any other job in the world, why wouldn’t you do it?

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