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ANU Associate Professor Julie Smith is wearing a black blazer and a scarf.
02
May
2024

‘Health for all’: A proposal to recognise breastfeeding as a carbon offset

Today, The Australian National University (ANU) joined hands with FHI 360, Alive & Thrive East Asia Pacific, along with The…

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23
Apr
2024

ANU reaffirms commitment to reaching below zero emissions

Today, ANU reaffirms its commitment to achieve below-zero emissions – a target we now aspire to reach by 2040. Read the full…

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23
Apr
2024

Waste not want not: how residential halls are minimising food waste and easing student financial burdens

For a busy student trying to juggle study, work and life itself, there is nothing more convenient than catered residential halls…

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09
Apr
2024

ANU to lead national consultation on Australians’ view on security

The National Security College at The Australian National University (ANU) will lead an ambitious whole-of-nation consultation on…

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06
Apr
2024

ANU Chancellor Julie Bishop appointed UN special envoy

Chancellor of The Australian National University (ANU) the Hon Julie Bishop has been appointed as the United Nations’ Special…

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03
Apr
2024

ANU grad and business leader appointed next Governor-General

ANU graduate and leading businesswoman Sam Mostyn AO has been announced as Australia’s next Governor-General by Prime Minister…

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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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27
Mar
2024

Gene discovery offers new hope for Aussies living with chronic skin disease

Scientists from The Australian National University (ANU) have discovered a gene mutation is responsible for causing psoriasis – a…

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27
Mar
2024

New ANU institute to advance First Nations gender equality

A new institute at The Australian National University (ANU) will advance the voices of First Nations women and girls and help…

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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 woman with short black hair wearing a pink blazer speaks at a lectern.
26
Mar
2024

‘Structural and significant’: Australia’s long journey to reach gender equality

High rates of violence, a growing gender pay gap and public attitudes are still just some of the many challenges Australia faces…

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21
Mar
2024

Advertising driving online gambling among young Australians

Gambling features such as loot boxes in video games and sports betting are the most popular forms of online gambling among young…

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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 Padma Raman. She is smiling and wearing a red shirt and a black jacket.
08
Mar
2024

Women’s safety champion to deliver 2024 ANU Susan Ryan Oration

Women’s safety leader and advocate Ms Padma Raman will deliver the 2024 Susan Ryan Oration at The Australian National University…

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04
Mar
2024

‘Everyone does it’: mythbusting young Australians’ overestimation of vaping among peers

E-cigarette use is seen as widespread, common and normal among young Australians even though hard data indicate that the clear…

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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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04
Mar
2024

ANU parasite expert named science teacher of the year

A professor from The Australian National University (ANU) helping humanity deal with the deadly consequences of parasites,…

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27
Feb
2024

Enabling impact at ANU: Professor Lachlan Blackhall

Professor Lachlan Blackhall has always wanted to build things that change the world. “I can’t think of ever wanting to…

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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 woman with long brown hair lights a cigarette.
19
Feb
2024

Research leaves smoking stereotypes up in smoke

A first-of-its-kind national study from The Australian National University (ANU) has debunked common myths about who smokes in…

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