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An artist's impression of the Giant Magellan Telescope. Produced by M3 Engineering

Cash boost for world’s most powerful telescope

The Giant Magellan Telescope project has received US$17.5 million from the US National Science Foundation (NSF).

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An artist's impression of the Giant Magellan Telescope. Produced by M3 Engineering

The Giant Magellan Telescope project has received US$17.5 million from the US National Science Foundation (NSF).

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News | 30 Jul 2020

New study unravels secret to subduction

A new study by an international team of researchers offers new clues about where and how subduction starts on Earth.

Graph of the world showing seismic noise after social distancing

News | 24 Jul 2020

COVID-19 lockdown leads to huge drop in seismic noise

A new study by an international team of scientists has found lockdown measures to stop the spread of COVID-19 led to a 50 per cent reduction in seismic noise observed around the world.

Small icebergs

News | 24 Jul 2020

Historic CO2 decline could hold clues for future climate

A new study provides a clearer snapshot of conditions during the last ice age, when global ice sheets were at their peak, and could even lead to better models for future climate projections. 

The climate won’t warm as much as we feared – but it will warm more than we hoped

Analysis and opinion | 23 Jul 2020

The climate won’t warm as much as we feared – but it will warm more than we hoped

We know the climate changes as greenhouse gas concentrations rise, but the exact amount of expected warming remains uncertain.

Analysis and opinion | 17 Jul 2020

Australian cities are quiet during lockdown. Earthquake scientists are making the most of it

Our responses to the COVID-19 pandemic have dramatically changed human activity all over the world. People are working from home, schools are closed in many places, travel is restricted, and in some cases only essential shops and businesses are open.

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.

Research story | 14 Apr 2020

ANU Science on Location: One Tree Island

When the boat finally passes into the One Tree Island lagoon, you breathe a sigh of relief. This tiny coral cay is where you will spend the next ten days.

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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