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.
ANU astronomers are investigating four unknown objects that could be candidates for a new planet in our Solar System, following the launch of their planetary search on the BBC's Stargazing Live broadcast from the ANU Siding Spring Observatory.
Former Prime Minister Kevin Rudd has used a landmark speech at ANU to call for a greater commitment to Close the Gap on Indigenous disadvantage in Australia, demonstrating his own commitment with a further personal donation the National Apology Foundation.
Physicists have designed a handheld device inspired by the sonic screwdriver in Doctor Who and the tricorder in Star Trek that will use the power of MRI and mass spectrometry to perform a chemical analysis of objects.
ANU biologists have found the first evidence of mass extinction of Australian animals caused by a dramatic drop in global temperatures 35 million years ago.
The spectacular outdoor projections that are redefining our urban space have a long heritage in Australia, as EVANA HO reports.
Stuart Simson grabbed the opportunity to get in early on the Internet, and has risen to be the chair of one of the largest digital advertising agencies in Australia.
The year 2015 marked the 75th anniversary of Australian diplomatic representation in Washington. Australia Goes to Washington: 75 years of Australian Representation in the United States, 1940–2015 brings together expert analyses of those who have served as heads of mission and the challenges they have faced.
The absence of facts in some public discourse is creating new words, reports Australian National Dictionary editor AMANDA LAUGESEN, BA (Hons) ’97, PhD ’01.
Everyone has one holiday etched into their memory – for better or for worse. Here’s what some of the ANU community nominate as the holiday they’ll never forget.
t’s time to update an important register of eminent people in Australia’s history, as Professor MELANIE NOLAN , PhD ’89, explains.
Actor Richard Roxburgh, B Econ ’84, is well known for his character Cleaver Greene, the mercurial barrister in the popular ABC-TV series Rake. Less well known is that the genesis of the character came from his student days at ANU – from an eccentric character who hung around the Union Bar. Roxburgh admits to spending too much time at the bar himself over the course of his economics degree. However, he managed to graduate and then detoured into a successful acting career. A new venture is writing a children’s book. He has always been drawn to and written stories to entertain himself, but Artie and the Grime Wave is his first book for children. Roxburgh returned to ANU to talk about his book to an audience at Teatro Vivaldi Restaurant where he took time out to speak to ROSS PEAKE.
Emeritus Professor Philip Board’s distinguished career began with a breakthrough in cancer research.
Canada and Australia are the product of colonialism, with resulting harm to Indigenous culture, but both nations are pursuing a path of reconciliation. Canadian Justice Minister and Attorney-General, Jody Wilson-Raybould QC, spoke about progress in her country on this issue when she delivered the annual ANU Reconciliation Lecture. Below is an edited extract of her address.
ANU scientists have designed a nano crystal around 500 times smaller than a human hair that turns darkness into visible light and can be used to create light-weight night-vision glasses.
ANU researchers are helping to eliminate the scourge of intestinal worms in Myanmar, as AMANDA COX reports.
Lifestyle Of Our Kids (LOOK) is an ambitious project to track the health of participants from school days to old age, and is already producing valuable data, as AARON WALKER reports.
ANU has led an international project to make a diamond that's predicted to be harder than a jeweller's diamond and useful for cutting through ultrasolid materials on mining sites.
Is it possible to identify people considering self-harm at train stations? JAMES GRUBEL finds out.
In a ground-breaking study by an ANU researcher, orangutans and chimpanzees in a zoo are choosing to watch a video or play a game on a touch screen. Yes, really. EVANA HO reports.