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Young scientists blooming with Tall Poppy Award

Four academics, including Dr Tristan Reekie from the Research School of Chemistry, have been recognised with prestigious ACT Young Tall Poppy Science Awards.

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Dr Anna Olsen in front of graffiti wall

Four academics, including Dr Tristan Reekie from the Research School of Chemistry, have been recognised with prestigious ACT Young Tall Poppy Science Awards.

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Supergiant star Betelgeuse

News | 16 Oct 2020

Supergiant star Betelgeuse smaller, closer than first thought

Lately the supergiant star has been behaving strangely.

News | 16 Oct 2020

New benchmark to protect biodiversity after bushfires

Naturally disturbed forests are among the most threatened habitats in the world.

AAP Image/Dan Peled

Analysis and opinion | 13 Oct 2020

We looked at 35 years of rainfall and learnt how droughts start in the Murray-Darling Basin

To fully understand why droughts begin, persist and end, we need to answer the question: where does Australia’s rainfall come from? It may seem basic, but the answer isn't so simple.

An illustration of a star experiencing spaghettification

News | 13 Oct 2020

Star spotted being ripped apart by Black Hole

Astronomers have spotted a rare phenomenon - a star being ripped apart by a supermassive black hole in a process called "spaghettification".

Analysis and opinion | 13 Oct 2020

‘You wake up with lab-engineered coffee’: how our imaginations can help decide Earth’s future

Achieving a radically different tomorrow will require more than a purely technocratic approach. So now, imagine you are in the year 2050...

Forest after bushfire

News | 8 Oct 2020

Thinning forests no defence against fires

The scientific evidence showed that across almost every forest age and type, thinning made little difference.

Analysis and opinion | 8 Oct 2020

Every year in Australia, nature grows 8 new trees for you — but that alone won’t fix climate change

Trees in Australia are many, varied and sometimes huge. But how many are there exactly? And how does their number change over time?

RV Investigator. Image credit: CSIRO

News | 7 Oct 2020

Landmark voyage to help uncover Earth’s deep secrets

A team of Australian researchers are about to set off on a landmark voyage to discover more about the Earth beneath our oceans.

Jennifer Zhu

Career story | 6 Oct 2020

As bushfires ravaged the country, space coordination expert Jennifer Zhu reported for duty

ANU graduate Jennifer Zhu is helping grow Australia’s space industry.

Dr Marta Yebra is using satellites to help manage and predict fires. Photo: Jamie Kidston

News | 1 Oct 2020

New partnership to help stop catastrophic bushfires

Optus and The Australian National University (ANU) have joined forces to develop a revolutionary national system that aims to detect bushfires early.

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