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‘You wake up with lab-engineered coffee’: how our imaginations can help decide Earth’s future

Achieving a radically different tomorrow will require more than a purely technocratic approach. So now, imagine you are in the year 2050...

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23 May 2018

Brian Cox is a world record-holding ‘rockstar scientist’. Here’s why

The phrase “sold out stadium shows” is not often synonymous with science. Unless of course you are Professor Brian Cox.

21 May 2018

Shifting urbanisation onto a sustainable path

While urbanisation presents a number of opportunities, it also poses a number of complex challenges.

11 Apr 2018

A new wave of rock removal could spell disaster for farmland wildlife

A loophole in the law could spell disaster for threatened species that rely on bush rock.

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

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