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A cosmic event captured by NASA.

New infrared telescope to help find Universe’s “hidden treasures” in real time

A new infrared telescope built by ANU will monitor the entire southern sky in search of new cosmic events as they take place.

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Research story | 6 Mar 2020

Why aren’t women in science applying for grants?

If you look at the list of ANU College of Science research projects receiving funding in the 2020 round of ARC Discovery Grants, something stands out.

News | 4 Mar 2020

Eyes in space to spot bushfire danger zones

ANU will lead the development of the first Australian satellite designed to predict bushfires and their behaviour.

Student profile | 4 Mar 2020

From the classroom to the clouds

While our students are busy becoming scientists, they also make time for their hobbies. In Jacob Brown’s case, this means floating through clouds.

Analysis and opinion | 3 Mar 2020

Logging is due to start in fire-ravaged forests this week. It's the last thing our wildlife needs

New South Wales’ Forestry Corporation will this week start “selective timber harvesting” from two state forests ravaged by bushfire on the state’s south coast.

Shanae King is standing outside with remains of telescopes in the background.

Career story | 28 Feb 2020

For the next rendition of how A Star is Born, ANU is preparing an emu for spaceflight

Shanae King builds systems that are literally out of this world – or they will be, one day.

Student profile | 26 Feb 2020

Your local alchemist

Flexible double-degree student, Sasha Whittle, combines chemistry and art to make extraordinary things.

Analysis and opinion | 26 Feb 2020

Labor’s climate policy is too little, too late. We must run faster to win the race

Will Steffen says that adopting a target of net-zero emissions by 2050 is a big step in the right direction, but the policy is too little, too late.

Analysis and opinion | 26 Feb 2020

We won’t have fusion generators in five years. But the holy grail of clean energy may still be on its way

How far away we are from harnessing the energy that powers the sun and stars?

Student blog | 21 Feb 2020

The circle of life: ANU to Africa

Join ANU alumni Elly Gearing on safari in the Greater Kruger, Africa.

News | 19 Feb 2020

ANU Council says we must act on climate change

The ANU Council has called for urgent action to address the growing challenge of climate change.