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New horizons: what can a biologist bring to the study of language endangerment?

The biologists and the linguists at ANU might sit on different sides of the campus, but Professor Lindell Bromham from the ANU Research School of Biology says it wasn’t difficult to see the benefits in the two disciplines coming together.

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An elder points to a carved tree trunk in a paddock, while a group of small children look on

The biologists and the linguists at ANU might sit on different sides of the campus, but Professor Lindell Bromham from the ANU Research School of Biology says it wasn’t difficult to see the benefits in the two disciplines coming together.

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Analysis and opinion | 20 Apr 2022

Thousands of satellites are polluting Australian skies, and threatening ancient Indigenous astronomy practices

The modern-day space race has led to thousands of satellites being scattered through Earth’s outer orbits. If left unchallenged, these companies risk overpopulating an already crowded space environment – potentially pushing dark skies to extinction.

Media release | 1 Apr 2022

Magma makes marsquakes rock Red Planet

Volcanic activity beneath the surface of Mars could be responsible for triggering repetitive marsquakes, which are similar to earthquakes, in a specific region of the Red Planet, researchers from The Australian National University (ANU) suggest.

Professor Kewley is photographed smiling at the camera in front of a wall of book shelves.

News | 15 Mar 2022

Australian astrophysicist to lead prestigious centre

One of the world's leading astrophysicists, Professor Lisa Kewley, has been appointed as the new director of the Center for Astrophysics | Harvard & Smithsonian (CfA).

Astronaut driving a vehicle on the Moon

Research story | 10 Jan 2022

Australia set to blast off on its first moon mission

Australia’s unique geography and world-leading expertise in robotics technology in harsh and remote climates make it an ideal candidate to put a rover on the moon.

Media release | 17 Dec 2021

Stunning close-up reveals secrets of Milky Way's neighbour

A stunning image captured by researchers at The Australian National University (ANU) and Australia's national science agency, CSIRO, shows one of the Milky Way's closest neighbours in new detail.

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Media release | 9 Dec 2021

Moth balls thrust satellites into space

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).

The Southern Cross star constellation

Media release | 7 Dec 2021

New technique reveals the age of massive Southern Cross star

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

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.

Two people look at computerised scientific instruments

News | 16 Nov 2021

An ANU physicist’s quest for success lightyears away

Imagine working on a project for 20 years before seeing any concrete outcome or results. That was Distinguished Professor Susan Scott's experience before making a huge discovery with her research team.

Media release, News | 8 Nov 2021

Scientists detect a "tsunami" of gravitational waves

A team of international scientists, including researchers from The Australian National University (ANU), have unveiled the largest number of gravitational waves ever detected.

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