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Media release | 17 Dec 2021
Deeply entrenched scientific beliefs that for more than a century have explained why more men than women are high achievers because of biology are not backed up by evidence, according to new research.
Media release | 14 Dec 2021
How is our Earth's inner core like a cake? According to Professor Hrvoje Tkalčić and Sheng Wang, there are more similarities than you might think.
Student profile | 10 Dec 2021
They are the faunal emblem of the Australian Capital Territory, but enthusiasm for the gang-gang cockatoo stretches far beyond the Canberra bubble.
Media release | 9 Dec 2021
The chemical in moth balls, naphthalene, will be tested in space in a new satellite rocket propulsion system, Bogong, developed at The Australian National University (ANU).
Media release | 7 Dec 2021
An international team of astronomers from Australia, the United States and Europe has for the first time unlocked the interior structure of Beta Crucis - a bright blue giant star that features on the flags of Australia, Brazil, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea and Samoa.
Media release | 1 Dec 2021
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.
Academic profile | 30 Nov 2021
“I am a good example of how mathematics can be fascinating to anyone once you see how useful it is,” Dr Xia Hua says.
Analysis and opinion | 29 Nov 2021
As climate change worsens, bushfires are likely to become more intense and frequent. We must find new ways of managing bushfires to prevent catastrophic events. Satellite data can help in this task.
Media release | 25 Nov 2021
A leading nanotechnology and physics researcher from The Australian National University (ANU), Distinguished Professor Chennupati Jagadish, will be the next president of the Australian Academy of Science.
Media release | 22 Nov 2021
A significant mission to retrieve 27 seismometers from the rugged ocean floor near Macquarie Island in the Southern Ocean will unlock the secrets of the Earth's inner layers.