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Timely intervention: how Doctor Who shapes public attitudes to science

Scientists and science fans love to discuss the science in Doctor Who.

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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.

20 Jan 2017

Victorian sawmill needs to transition to plantation

Researchers at ANU have called for the transition from native timber harvesting to plantation forests with the biggest mainland sawmill in Australia under threat of collapse.

31 Oct 2016

No Lyme disease in Australia, new research finds

Lyme disease cannot be contracted in Australia and patients should not be treated with antibiotics for so-called Lyme-like diseases, new medical research has found.   

17 Oct 2016

Energy security in need of review - expert forum

Australia's energy security needs to be reviewed in the face of new threats from climate change, cyber hacking and greater complexity in the energy system, an expert forum hosted by the ANU Energy Change Institute and Engineers Australia has found.

19 May 2016

Psychologist urges government to follow Obama's lead

In the wake of recent political commentary about refugees, a leading Australian psychologist has called on the Australian Government to take a leaf out of the US Obama administration’s book by directing its agencies to consider behavioural science in policy making.

25 Jun 2015

Climate change a health emergency

The world's leading medical journal The Lancet has released a special report on climate change and its impact on human health, describing global warming as a health emergency.