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Intensive farming is eating up the Australian continent – but there's another way

It's painfully clear nature is buckling under the weight of farming's demands. There's another way – but it involves accepting nature's limits.

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Analysis and opinion | 6 Jul 2020

Why outer space matters in a post-pandemic world

Australia's space industry is booming despite the impact of coronavirus.

Illustration of a quasar surrounded by a dusty donut shape (torus) and clumps called "clouds".

News | 1 Jul 2020

Hungry black hole among the most massive in the Universe

We now know just how massive the fastest-growing black hole in the Universe actually is, as well as how much it eats, thanks to new research led by ANU.

Artist's impression of a black hole collision.

News | 24 Jun 2020

Black hole swallows much smaller mysterious object

A black hole around 23 times the size of the Sun has swallowed a mysterious, much smaller astrophysical object.

A cosmic event captured by NASA.

News | 26 May 2020

New infrared telescope to help find Universe’s “hidden treasures” in real time

A new infrared telescope built by ANU will monitor the entire southern sky in search of new cosmic events as they take place.

A meteor shower.

News | 4 May 2020

Big shooting star show set to light up our self-iso lives

Shooting stars will provide a little bit of joy to all Australians over the coming days while we stay home, according to ANU astronomer Dr Brad Tucker.

Prof Nerilie Abram holds up a coral core in the lab.

News | 1 May 2020

ANU and ABC partner to promote science for the public good

Scientists across Australia will get the chance to show the nation how their work is for the public good, under a new partnership between ANU and the ABC.

An asteroid heads towards Earth.

News | 29 Apr 2020

Asteroid set to miss Earth, so there’s one less worry

As the world grapples with the coronavirus pandemic, we can be thankful that humanity will be spared from another catastrophe tonight.

Asteroid headed towards Earth.

Analysis and opinion | 7 Apr 2020

While we fixate on coronavirus, Earth is hurtling towards a catastrophe worse than the dinosaur extinction

Earth is heading for another mass extinction – and human activity is to blame.

News | 27 Mar 2020

COVID-19 update to students on changes to ANU campus

To relieve financial pressures and stress to students caused by COVID-19, Vice Chancellor Professor Brian Schmidt has announced additional support measures.

ANU Campus.

News | 25 Mar 2020

ANU campuses move to remote work and study

Vice-Chancellor Professor Brian Schmidt today announced The Australian National University (ANU) will move to remote work and study from tomorrow.

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