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Divers underwater extracting coral core samples

Getting to the core of climate history

PhD researcher Jess Hargreaves digs out coral skeletons to understand how rainfall patterns in the South-East Indian Ocean region have changed over time.

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Divers underwater extracting coral core samples

PhD researcher Jess Hargreaves digs out coral skeletons to understand how rainfall patterns in the South-East Indian Ocean region have changed over time.


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Tharika Liyanage

Student profile | 8 Oct 2021

Meet the PhD researcher solving a very big (but very small) molecule mystery

Tharika Liyanage is going to make you excited about cheilanthanes - whether you know what they are or not.

Media release, News | 8 Oct 2021

Deep roots of Australia's geology revealed

A new study has shown for the first time how Australia's rich geological history is reflected deep below the Earth's surface.

Tents pitched in Antarctica

Media release, News | 7 Oct 2021

Antarctic ice reveals 700 years of environmental impact

700 years of Māori land burning practices in New Zealand said to be the most likely cause of increased black carbon levels in Antarctic ice, new research shows

Analysis and opinion | 23 Sep 2021

We may never be able to predict earthquakes – but we can already know enough to be prepared

Even though earthquakes happen all the time, we still can’t predict when the next one will strike, or where, or how big it will be. Unfortunately, we may never be able to make that kind of prediction.

Icebergs in icy landscape with blue and orange sky

News | 28 Jun 2021

History of Antarctic ice sheets holds clues for our future

A new study from researchers at ANU on how the world's largest ice sheet developed also provides vital clues about climate change tipping points.

Professor Nerilie Abram is holding a coral core sample in laboratory lit with blue light

News | 24 Jun 2021

Reducing carbon emissions not enough, expert warns

We are now beyond the point of simply needing to reduce carbon emissions to prevent catastrophic climate change, according to a leading scientist from ANU.

Research story | 22 Jun 2021

Dust from exploding stars is raining down on Earth. I hunt it to learn how the elements were made

It is all around us. Every day in our lives we are in contact with it. In fact, we are made from it: ancient stardust.

Analysis and opinion | 18 Jun 2021

Approaching zero: super-chilled mirrors edge towards the borders of gravity and quantum physics

The LIGO gravitational wave observatory in the United States is so sensitive to vibrations it can detect the tiny ripples in space-time called gravitational waves.

Professor Kurt Lambeck in front of projection showing an image of the Earth from space.

News | 15 Jun 2021

King of navigation wins Queen's top honour

A leading ANU researcher who helped make GPS a tool we all use each day has been awarded the top gong in the Order of Australia.

Two side by side photos. One is a head shot of Dorrit Jacob, the other is Barry Pogson standing with plants.

News | 25 May 2021

World leading ANU scientists recognised among nation's best

A plant biologist and geochemist from The Australian National University have both been recognised for their outstanding contributions to their fields of science.

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