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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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Career story | 26 Aug 2021

So, you want to be a science writer?

Science journalism is a dream career for many people with a passion for science and flair for writing. For ANU graduate Ellen Phiddian, that dream is now a reality.

Analysis and opinion | 18 Jan 2021

3 reasons to study science communication beyond the West

All cultures have communicated their knowledge in diverse and marvellous ways throughout time. Failing to see the significance of this is racist and lazy.

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Research story | 24 Nov 2020

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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Analysis and opinion | 10 Nov 2020

Radioactive: new Marie Curie biopic inspires, but resonates uneasily for women in science

Marie Curie overcame innumerable obstacles, and in the process has become a role model. But does the latest film version of her life do her story justice?

Analysis and opinion | 9 Nov 2020

Science communication is more important than ever. Here are 3 lessons from around the world on what makes it work

Science communication succeeds when it takes community knowledge seriously, works with other belief systems, and expects researchers to contribute to society.

Analysis and opinion | 22 Oct 2020

How do we know statistics can be trusted? We talked to the humans behind the numbers to find out

The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted how much modern societies are governed by statistics. Despite their objective appearance, these numbers gain their strength from very human relationships.

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Analysis and opinion | 21 Sep 2020

'Science is political': Scientific American has endorsed Joe Biden over Trump for president. Australia should take note

It’s now more critical than ever that the people who are actually knowledgeable about the world’s crises speak out and represent that knowledge in public.

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Analysis and opinion | 20 May 2020

Researchers use 'pre-prints' to share coronavirus results quickly. But that can backfire

What is a pre-print and how should we be using them?

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Analysis and opinion | 7 May 2020

Isaac Newton invented calculus in self-isolation during the Great Plague. He didn't have kids to look after

The COVID-19 pandemic offers the opportunity for a fundamental rethink of what we consider normal. One of these areas is academia.

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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.

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