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News | 25 May 2021
A plant biologist and geochemist from The Australian National University have both been recognised for their outstanding contributions to their fields of science.
News | 24 May 2021
In a new paper published this week in the journal BioEssays, researchers from The Australian National University and Arizona State University challenge the conventional model that cancer is driven by random mutations.
Analysis and opinion | 4 May 2021
What are 'internal waves' that possibly sank the Indonesian sub? If you've ever suffered plane turbulence, you've been inside one
Internal waves can create pretty cloud shapes in the sky, as well as making life unpleasant for passengers on aeroplanes. And in the oceans they can be a deadly hazard to submarines.
Research story | 27 Apr 2021
Satellites reveal ocean currents are getting stronger, with potentially significant implications for climate change
Scientists already know the oceans are rapidly warming and sea levels are rising. But that’s not all. Now, thanks to satellite observations, we have three decades’ worth of data on how the speeds of ocean surface currents are also changing over time.
News | 3 Mar 2021
Researchers from The Australian National University (ANU) have confirmed the existence of the Earth's "innermost inner core".
News | 3 Feb 2021
New software will allow scientists to see data in 3D and create life-like models of objects like fossils and mummies, making it possible to "zoom in" on smaller details without damaging the original.
Analysis and opinion | 1 Dec 2020
Unlike our hellish neighbour Venus, Earth was far enough from the Sun for liquid water to form and create a more hospitable environment for life.
Analysis and opinion | 24 Nov 2020
Ancient fatty molecules, once believed to be traces of some of the first animals to live on Earth, may have been produced by algae instead.
News | 7 Oct 2020
A team of Australian researchers are about to set off on a landmark voyage to discover more about the Earth beneath our oceans.
Analysis and opinion | 27 Aug 2020
Researchers have collated measurements made by satellites, field sensors and people, to get a picture of the nature's recovery while we've been in lockdown.