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Mysterious clouds could offer new clues on dark matter

The hunt for gravitational waves, ripples in space and time caused by major cosmic cataclysms, could help solve one of the Universe's other burning mysteries - boson clouds and whether they are a leading contender for dark matter.

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The hunt for gravitational waves, ripples in space and time caused by major cosmic cataclysms, could help solve one of the Universe's other burning mysteries - boson clouds and whether they are a leading contender for dark matter.

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Cattle in a field

Analysis and opinion | 3 Nov 2021

Australia’s refusal to sign a global methane pledge exposes flaws in the term 'net-zero'

At the United Nations climate summit in Glasgow, more than 90 nations signed a global pledge led by the United States and United Kingdom to cut methane emissions. However, Australia was not among them.

kangaroo

Media release, News | 3 Nov 2021

Roo reform necessary to improve animal welfare

Australia needs to overhaul how overabundant kangaroos are managed, rather than letting them starve or be culled as pests, according to an expert from The Australian National University (ANU).

Angus Rae

Research story | 2 Nov 2021

Zooming in on legumes offers hope for nitrogen pollution crisis

While Angus Rae focuses intently on a captivating microscopic world, he is actually working towards a solution for an environmental catastrophe occurring on a global scale.

Media release, News | 27 Oct 2021

Farming reboot lays seeds for prosperity in poor regions

Agriculture experts from The Australian National University (ANU) have teamed up with government bodies and NGOs in sub-Saharan Africa to improve irrigation schemes and boost crop production.

A kangaroo standing in the middle of burned bushland

Analysis and opinion | 25 Oct 2021

Australia’s stumbling, last-minute dash for climate respectability doesn’t negate a decade of abject failure

Prime Minister Scott Morrison is poised to announce Australia will adopt a target of net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. The pledge is long overdue – but the science tells us 2050 is about a decade too late to reach net-zero.

Divers underwater extracting coral core samples

Student profile | 12 Oct 2021

Getting to the core of climate history

PhD researcher Jess Hargreaves digs out coral skeletons to understand how rainfall patterns in the South-East Indian Ocean region have changed over time.

Tharika Liyanage

Student profile | 8 Oct 2021

Meet the PhD researcher solving a very big (but very small) molecule mystery

Tharika Liyanage is going to make you excited about cheilanthanes - whether you know what they are or not.

Media release, News | 8 Oct 2021

Brilliant ANU scientists take out Eureka prizes

The brains behind a book aimed at inspiring children with a gravity-defying emu and the team helping to save endangered languages are among the winners of Australia's top science awards - the Eureka Prizes.

Media release, News | 8 Oct 2021

Deep roots of Australia's geology revealed

A new study has shown for the first time how Australia's rich geological history is reflected deep below the Earth's surface.

Tents pitched in Antarctica

Media release, News | 7 Oct 2021

Antarctic ice reveals 700 years of environmental impact

700 years of Māori land burning practices in New Zealand said to be the most likely cause of increased black carbon levels in Antarctic ice, new research shows