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It’s not like having your appendix out: why communication matters for women having a hysterectomy

"I'm going to listen to the gynaecologists, I'm going to listen to the hysterectomy patients."

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Research story | 24 Nov 2020

It’s not like having your appendix out: why communication matters for women having a hysterectomy

"I'm going to listen to the gynaecologists, I'm going to listen to the hysterectomy patients."

Xingshuo Huang holds a diamond anvil  used to make diamonds in the lab

News | 19 Nov 2020

Scientists make insta-bling at room temperature

An international team of scientists has defied nature to make diamonds in minutes in a laboratory at room temperature - a process that normally requires billions of years, huge amounts of pressure and super-hot temperatures.

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News | 16 Nov 2020

Historic ‘Satellite Selfie’ captures distinct moment in time

Australia's largest ever selfie has captured some incredible images from the ACT and the Northern Territory.

News | 11 Nov 2020

Scientists see the dark side of our galaxy

An international team of astronomers has challenged a popular theory that mysterious dark matter dominates gravity in the inner parts of spiral galaxies such as our Milky Way.

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Analysis and opinion | 10 Nov 2020

Radioactive: new Marie Curie biopic inspires, but resonates uneasily for women in science

Marie Curie overcame innumerable obstacles, and in the process has become a role model. But does the latest film version of her life do her story justice?

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News | 9 Nov 2020

Discovery triples greater glider species in Australia

Scientists have discovered one of Australia’s best-loved animals is actually three different species.

Analysis and opinion | 9 Nov 2020

Science communication is more important than ever. Here are 3 lessons from around the world on what makes it work

Science communication succeeds when it takes community knowledge seriously, works with other belief systems, and expects researchers to contribute to society.

Student blog | 5 Nov 2020

Being a peer mentor at ANU Thrive

My name is Tamara and I am a 3rd-year student studying chemistry and science communication. I am also one of the peer mentors at ANU Thrive. I am very fortunate to work in a department that promotes wellbeing within the ANU community. Having supportive colleagues and a nurturing work environment is very valuable to me, particularly in challenging times like this.

Student blog | 5 Nov 2020

Working in the research field of science

I completed my dissertation in the field of sustainable agriculture. Through grant funding provided by the university, I was given the unique opportunity to visit a small-scale irrigation scheme in the south of Zimbabwe.

Student blog | 5 Nov 2020

My path to a PhD in Immunology

Doing a PhD can be a long and difficult journey. Make sure you prepare yourself for the challenge and try to find a good support system to help you through the rough times.

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