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Why do black holes twinkle? We studied 5,000 star-eating behemoths to find out

To find out why black holes twinkle, researchers piggy-backed on NASA’s asteroid defence effort to watch more than 5,000 of the fastest-growing black holes in the sky for five years.

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Man stands near trees
Tuesday, 31 Jan 2023
  • News

ANU is mourning the loss of one of Australia's most influential and respected climate scientists, Emeritus Professor Will Steffen.

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People's gumboots in a flood
Thursday, 12 Jan 2023
  • Analysis and opinion

Earth’s water cycle is clearly changing. Globally, the air is getting hotter and drier, which means droughts and risky fire conditions are developing faster and more frequently a new report on the global water cycle concludes.

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African elephant at a waterhole
Saturday, 07 Jan 2023
  • Analysis and opinion

The African savanna elephant is listed as endangered. If the situation doesn’t change, Africa – indeed, the world – may lose one of its most iconic animal species.

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Brown snake near an urban fence
Friday, 23 Dec 2022
  • News

"We have to learn to perceive these animals not as some unbelonging enemy in our environment, but as intrinsic parts of the landscape and as critical servants to the balance of ecosystems," says ANU snake expert Associate Professor Gavin Smith.

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Sunrise behind bushfire haze
Thursday, 22 Dec 2022
  • Analysis and opinion

The government must urgently develop a comprehensive, well-informed and fair plan to reduce the risks, by adapting to climate change.

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A woman standing in front of a creek and some buildings
Tuesday, 13 Dec 2022
  • Student blog

Solene Chretien is studying a Bachelor of Environment & Sustainability / Bachelor of Politics, Philosophy and Economics. As part of her studies, she completed an internship with Stop Food Waste Australia. 

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Houses on a flooded street
Thursday, 24 Nov 2022
  • Analysis and opinion

Climate change is driving a worldwide increase in extreme events. The latest State of the Climate report confirms the risks of disasters are rising in Australia.

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Orange bellied parrot juveniles in a calico bag
Monday, 21 Nov 2022
  • News

Animals bred in captivity can experience significant changes to their bodies, behaviour and health, which affects their chances of survival when they’re released into the wild, a new review from ANU researchers has shown.

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Glider poking head from tree hollow
Wednesday, 16 Nov 2022