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It’s not like having your appendix out: why communication matters for women having a hysterectomy

"I'm going to listen to the gynaecologists, I'm going to listen to the hysterectomy patients."

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"I'm going to listen to the gynaecologists, I'm going to listen to the hysterectomy patients."


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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.

Student with laptop

News | 19 Mar 2020

ANU to pause coursework teaching for one week

ANU Vice-Chancellor Professor Brian Schmidt announced ANU will pause coursework teaching for one week from Monday 23 March.

Research story | 6 Mar 2020

Why aren’t women in science applying for grants?

If you look at the list of ANU College of Science research projects receiving funding in the 2020 round of ARC Discovery Grants, something stands out.

News | 4 Mar 2020

Eyes in space to spot bushfire danger zones

ANU will lead the development of the first Australian satellite designed to predict bushfires and their behaviour.

Shanae King is standing outside with remains of telescopes in the background.

Career story | 28 Feb 2020

For the next rendition of how A Star is Born, ANU is preparing an emu for spaceflight

Shanae King builds systems that are literally out of this world – or they will be, one day.