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Matt Canavan suggested the cold snap means global warming isn’t real. We bust this and 2 other climate myths

One cold winter doesn't negate more than a century of global warming. We need the political leadership to set the world on a safer path. Ill-informed tweets by government senators won't help.

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One cold winter doesn't negate more than a century of global warming. We need the political leadership to set the world on a safer path. Ill-informed tweets by government senators won't help.

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A false-colour composite of the remnant of N132D. Shows stars on blue, black, green and pink background.

News | 14 May 2021

Alien radioactive element prompts creation rethink

The first-ever discovery of an extraterrestrial radioactive isotope on Earth has scientists rethinking the origins of the elements on our planet.

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.

Tennis ball, spinning in air.

News | 20 Apr 2021

Self-propelling self-navigating vehicles a step closer

Vehicles that can propel themselves along the water and self-navigate around any object in their path could soon be a reality thanks to new research from Vehicles that can propel themselves along the water and self-navigate around any object in their path could soon be a reality thanks to new research from ANU.

Dr Andrew Horsley at work bench fixing electronic equipment

News | 24 Mar 2021

World’s first room-temp quantum computer set for release

The world's first room-temperature quantum computer is in the final stages of development and is set to be installed at the Pawsey Supercomputing Centre in Perth and activated later this year.

Wind farm

News | 17 Mar 2021

Net zero by 2050 only possible if renewables ramp up: expert

Australia will not achieve net zero emissions until well after 2050 at the rate emissions are declining, experts from The Australian National University warn.

Composite image of award winners

News | 11 Mar 2021

Shining stars of science honoured with Academy awards

Three researchers from ANU who've changed the way we see the world have been recognised for their ground-breaking work with prestigious awards from The Australian Academy of Science.

Student blog | 5 Jan 2021

Theoretical physics with real-world connections

Jordan is researching a non-invasive way to detect elevated blood glucose levels in people who exhibit pre-diabetic symptoms.

Steve Madden in physics laboratory showing laser research.

News | 30 Nov 2020

The chips stack up for Eureka prize winner

Professor Steve Madden has taken out one of Australia's top scientific honours.

Xingshuo Huang holds a diamond anvil  used to make diamonds in the lab

News | 19 Nov 2020

Scientists make insta-bling at room temperature

An international team of scientists has defied nature to make diamonds in minutes in a laboratory at room temperature - a process that normally requires billions of years, huge amounts of pressure and super-hot temperatures.

Professor Susan Scott and Professor David McClelland in gravitational wave laboratory

News | 29 Oct 2020

PM’s science prize honours gravitational-wave researchers

The 2020 Prime Minister's Prize for Science has been awarded to two physicists from ANU and two scientists from other institutions for their ground-breaking work to detect ripples in space and time known as gravitational waves.

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