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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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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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6 Apr 2018

Why we are measuring the health of Australian vegetation poorly

Decision-makers need to be more aware of the role of disturbances in degrading ecosystems.

23 Mar 2018

Future-proofing Canberra’s treescapes

Canberra's living infrastructure will need to adapt with the city's growing population, writes Professor Peter Kanowski.

23 Mar 2018

The Murray-Darling Basin and Australia’s water future

Associate Professor Jamie Pittock explains why effective management of the Murray-Darling Basin is essential for Australia’s water future.

29 Aug 2017

Science is important but moves too fast: five charts on how Australians view science and scientists

90% of Australians feel science has made life easier. But we're a complex nation when it comes to the finer details of how we view science and scientists.

13 Jun 2017

The three-minute story of 800,000 years of climate change with a sting in the tail

This short video puts recent climate change and carbon dioxide emissions into the context of the past 800,000 years.

26 May 2017

Scientists urged to keep rare species habitat secret

Researchers at ANU are calling for location data to be withheld from research publications to help protect some rare and endangered species.

23 May 2017

World better off without US in global climate agreement – ANU expert

A climate policy expert at The Australian National University (ANU) says the world would be better off if the US withdraws from the global climate agreement

21 Apr 2017

Nuclear options need to be in the energy mix - expert guide

A symposium of energy experts has called for a national discussion on nuclear options, including mining, power generation and waste storage

1 Feb 2017

Leadbeater's Possum faces extinction if logging continues

Victoria's faunal emblem the Leadbeater's Possum and other species will become extinct within about 30 years unless clear-fell logging stops in Victoria's Mountain Ash forests, new research based on 30 years of monitoring the forests has found.

23 Jan 2017

Things fall apart: why do the ecosytems we depend on collapse?

People collapse, buildings collapse, economies collapse and even entire human civilizations collapse.

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