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Shrub and dry vegetation in the Australian outback. There are mountains in the background.
02
Apr
2024

Australia on track for unprecedented, decades-long megadroughts

Australia could soon see megadroughts that last for more than 20 years, according to new modelling from The Australian…

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A small seedling growing in the soil.
27
Mar
2024

Forest regeneration projects failing to offset carbon emissions

Forest regeneration projects that have received tens of millions of carbon credits and dominate Australia’s carbon offset scheme…

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A sheep paddock in the Australian countryside
19
Mar
2024

‘Climate rollercoaster’: strong weather fluctuations rocked Australia in 2023

2023 was a “year of opposites” for Australia’s environment, but despite conditions fluctuating between wet and dry, overall…

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Close-up of a western delicate mouse, standing on red dirt.
04
Mar
2024

Mice surprise: researchers discover new native mammal species

Australia can lay claim to two new species of native rodent thanks to a study from The Australian National University (ANU).…

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Artist's impressive of the black hole.
20
Feb
2024

Monster black hole devouring one sun every day

The fastest-growing black hole ever recorded – devouring the equivalent of one sun every day – has been discovered by researchers…

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A shot of a mushroom cloud in wake of a nuclear test.
08
Feb
2024

New method to more accurately spot underground nuclear tests

A more accurate way of identifying underground nuclear tests, including those conducted in secret, has been developed by…

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07
Feb
2024

ANU invests in national tech policy capability

The Australian National University (ANU) has bolstered its commitment to helping the nation respond to the societal impacts of…

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The bright, orange glow of an exploding star in space
09
Jan
2024

New understanding of dark energy could reshape our knowledge of the universe

The most detailed measurement of dark energy to date could reshape our understanding of how quickly the universe is expanding,…

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Bin stands with his arms folded. He is wearing a pale blue shirt.
30
Nov
2023

ANU experts to power path to all-electric ACT

A map to guide the Australian Capital Territory (ACT)’s transition to an all-electric economy will be developed by experts at The…

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orange fish swimming by coral in Australia's Great Barrier Reef
24
Nov
2023

Hotter temperatures could spark global species displacement  

Marine animals across the world and land animals living in tropical climates are being pushed to their physiological limits …

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14
Nov
2023

High-severity wildfires threaten global timber production

Severe wildfires are putting global timber production at risk, new research from The Australian National University (…

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14
Nov
2023

AI faces look more real than actual human faces

White faces generated by artificial intelligence (AI) now appear more real than human faces, according to new research led by…

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07
Nov
2023

World-leading atlas puts global tech policy on the map

The Tech Policy Design Centre at The Australian National University (ANU) has launched a major expansion of its world-leading…

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03
Nov
2023

Global warming changing Earth’s water cycle

Human-caused climate change is changing the way water moves around Earth, according to a new study involving researchers from The…

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03
Nov
2023

A croc’s life: there’s more than meets the eye

Saltwater crocodiles are large predators that lurk in muddy waters, with jaws powerful enough to attack anything from water…

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19
Oct
2023

A new view of all objects in the universe

The most comprehensive view of the history of the universe ever created has been produced by researchers at The Australian…

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13
Sep
2023

Palm cockatoos beat to their own drum

Australia's palm cockatoos are well-known for their unique love of drumming, but they don't just have great rhythm - they also…

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28
Aug
2023

Female science heroes missing from high school curriculums

Australian high school students enrolled in STEM subjects don't read or learn about nearly as many prominent female scientists…

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24
Aug
2023

Longer El Niño and La Niña events could become more common

We could see more multi-year El Niño and La Niña events in Australia, according to an international team of researchers including…

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18
Aug
2023

Increasing fire frequency threatens ecosystem stability

A new study by researchers at The Australian National University (ANU) and Curtin University has shown a major increase in fire…

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