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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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News | 24 Sep 2020

Fire and logging reduce homes for threatened mammals

Fire and logging are substantially reducing the number of hollow-bearing trees that threatened and critically endangered Australian mammals can use as homes, a new study from The Australian National University (ANU) warns.

Protest sign at demonstration

Analysis and opinion | 21 Sep 2020

'Science is political': Scientific American has endorsed Joe Biden over Trump for president. Australia should take note

It’s now more critical than ever that the people who are actually knowledgeable about the world’s crises speak out and represent that knowledge in public.

Bronwyn Wilkes holding a basket of fruit and vegetables

Research story | 21 Sep 2020

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.

An artist's impression of the Giant Magellan Telescope. Produced by M3 Engineering

News | 18 Sep 2020

Cash boost for world’s most powerful telescope

The Giant Magellan Telescope project has received US$17.5 million from the US National Science Foundation (NSF).

News | 14 Sep 2020

Science ANU Virtual Open Week sessions

If you missed ANU Virtual Open Week or any of the Science sessions you had wanted to attend, you can watch them here.

The cover of the Adelaide Surveyor General's Weather folios. Credit: National Archive of Australia - Adelaide

News | 8 Sep 2020

Help complete Australia’s longest daily weather record

We are launching a new citizen science project to create Australia's longest daily weather record, beginning 1838.

New York city

News | 4 Sep 2020

People power key to getting through COVID-19 pandemic

The strength of connections, be it human connections within cities, or collaborative networks between cities, has been a key factor in determining how effectively the world's biggest cities have been able to navigate the COVID-19.

Artist impression of two black holes colliding in space.

News | 3 Sep 2020

Mammoth collision of `impossible’ black holes detected

The most massive black hole collision ever detected has been directly observed by the LIGO and VIRGO Scientific Collaboration, which includes scientists from ANU.

Wind turbines

News | 3 Sep 2020

Australia is leading the world in deploying renewable energy

Australia continues to lAustralia continues to lead the world in the per capita roll out of energy generated by solar and wind, resulting in lower greenhouse gas emissions and falling electricity prices, according to a new analysis fromead the world in the per capita roll out of energy generated by solar and wind, resulting in lower greenhouse gas emissions and falling electricity prices, according to a new analysis from ANU.

Analysis and opinion | 27 Aug 2020

Need a mood lift? We’ve tracked 4 ways Australia’s environment has repaired itself in 2020

Researchers have collated measurements made by satellites, field sensors and people, to get a picture of the nature's recovery while we've been in lockdown.