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Weather and climate modelling powers up at ANU

Future weather and climate predictions have been given a major boost with the launch of a new national research facility worth $7.6 million.

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Two white mushrooms on leafy ground
Monday, 28 Mar 2022
  • Research story

Death cap mushrooms don’t actually want to kill us. In fact, mushrooms don’t care about us at all. 

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Friday, 25 Mar 2022
  • Research story

Dr Mark Hoggard researches better ways to locate metal deposits to “support sustainable development and the transition to a low-carbon economy.” But what does that mean?

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A firefighter looks at a plume of orange smoke from a bushfire
Wednesday, 23 Mar 2022
  • Analysis and opinion

As coal-fired climate change makes bushfires in Australia worse, governments are ramping up hazard-reduction burning. But new research shows the practice can actually make forests more flammable.

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Agricultural pasture with long grass, small trees, alpaca and sheep.
Thursday, 17 Mar 2022
  • News

Lower temperatures and good rainfall, in part due to La Niña, have helped Australia's environment strongly recover following record hot temperatures, drought and a catastrophic bushfire season two years ago, according to the 2021 Australia's Environment Report.

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A shaft of sunlight over a creek in a rainforest
Thursday, 17 Mar 2022
  • Analysis and opinion

After the devastating floods, it’s hard to imagine only two years earlier many hard-hit communities suffered extreme heat, drought and unprecedented bushfires. Yet a report, released today, shows Australia’s environment has recovered dramatically since then.

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a red fox
Wednesday, 16 Mar 2022
  • Analysis and opinion

Foxes kill about 300 million native mammals, birds and reptiles each year, and can be found across 80% of mainland Australia, our devastating new research published today reveals.

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Professor Kewley is photographed smiling at the camera in front of a wall of book shelves.
Tuesday, 15 Mar 2022
  • News

One of the world's leading astrophysicists, Professor Lisa Kewley, has been appointed as the new director of the Center for Astrophysics | Harvard & Smithsonian (CfA).

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A man standing next to a blackboard, with maths equations on it
Tuesday, 15 Mar 2022
  • Academic profile

Professor Neeman has solved two open problems in mathematics which have, for the past 20 years, thwarted the efforts of the best algebraists in the world.

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Thursday, 10 Mar 2022
  • Media release

A scientist whose research has shed light on how gold forms in hot springs around volcanoes is one of four researchers at The Australian National University (ANU) to receive honours from the Australian Academy of Science today.

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