In 2000 two art valuers had an ‘Oh my God’ moment while looking through the archives of the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS).
One of the most valuable characteristics of the studio craft and design movement is providing a safe space for innovation.
The Prime Minister’s recent decision to back coal rests on the assumption that it can somehow be made 'clean' or more precisely, that carbon capture and storage (CCS) technologies can be made to work for coal plants. The problem is that they can’t and the US experience shows why.
It is hard to imagine that once upon a time the buildings on ANU campus consisted only of prefabricated buildings in the middle of an old pastoral property. The Sydney Morning Herald described the campus in 1950 as “still a shed in a paddock". The Acton area had been occupied by Aboriginal people for more than 20,000 years and was settled for pastoralisation in the 1820s. It was not until 1946 that Parliament passed the Act that established ANU.
This ‘war’ was doomed to fail as soon as it was declared – it was always far more about the political rhetoric than any practical intent.
The 22nd ANUpoll, on Australians’ attitudes to national security and terrorism, asked questions that needed interdisciplinary answers.
Imagine a world in which your home appliances are orchestrated by a computer that also controls your heater and air conditioner, as well as the generation and storage of electricity produced by your rooftop solar and battery storage systems (including your electric vehicle).
Bilateral relations between Russia and China are on a high. Chinese President Xi Jinping has had more meetings with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin than with any other world leader, and the press in each country is unerringly enthusiastic about the other.
A one-day shutdown led to hundreds of millions of dollars in losses to the economy, disruptions to citizens’ lives and an unravelling of political, social and economic certainties.
Our climate is warming. Evidence for this is unequivocal and is portrayed in countless scientific graphs produced by organisations across the world.
That’s Jeff Yard sitting in his workshop. He’s 92 years old and a resident of Murrayville, Victoria, population approximately 350.
For a long time, we have thought of Antarctica as isolated from the rest of the world. The continent is entirely surrounded by the Southern Ocean, which heaves with giant waves whipped up by intense winds and is home to the world’s strongest ocean current, the eastward-flowing Antarctic circumpolar current (ACC).
In 1946, the year ANU was founded, the world’s first electronic general purpose computer was unveiled to the public in Philadelphia, US. And there was plenty of it to see.
An infrastructure crisis is affecting Australia’s largest capital cities. The sobering everyday reality of bumper-to-bumper jams has taken the shine off cities like Sydney that are creaking under the strain of inadequate transport infrastructures that cannot cope with the volume of people moving today.
In March 2014, an unknown outbreak began killing people in remote villages in Guinea. It was similar to past Ebola outbreaks I’d been involved in, so I was unsurprised when Médecins Sans Frontièrs (MSF) asked if I could come to Guinea.
It started with a New Year’s resolution but for Dr Waratah Lahy, BA (Visual) (Hons) ’99, PhD ’07, sketching some of the most high profile speakers at ANU has earned her a healthy social media following.
It could be a scene straight from ancient Egypt, where the heads of pharaohs were adorned with snake crowns.
One third of all Australian members of ‘Generation Y’ – those aged between 18 and 34 – believe “older Australians should be careful with their money so they can leave an inheritance”.
The rise in prevalence of Zika virus in South America during the past 12 months has caught authorities on the hop.