It started with a tweet. In less than 140 characters, Woroni editor Areti Metuamate contacted Indigenous advocate Jessa Rogers to discuss her passions. As with much in social media though, nothing immediate came of it.
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.
For university students, textbooks have been both a saviour and a bane. Having most of the essential readings in a single volume enables students to access resources easily.
Western societies seem to have discovered with a revulsion mixed with surprise that some of its Muslim youth are not only attracted to, but are participating in, Daesh’s terrorism.
Bringing the ancient items of the ANU Classics Museum to life has become a passion for Ricky Vukovic.
Barkandji woman Junette Mitchell has a clear memory of the day in 1991 when the remains of Mungo Lady returned home to Willandra Lakes.
ANU nearly missed out on Brian Schmidt. More than 20 years ago, with a PhD in his hand, Schmidt applied three times for astronomy jobs at the University. He was successful on the third attempt.
“I think colour is the most exciting element in painting today,” says artist Dick Watkins.
Hidden behind trees alongside Sullivans Creek lies a place of scholastic energy and aesthetic tranquility.
“Last year, students found they spent $2-$3 per week on photocopying. It is advisable to save every five-cent piece for photocopying,” the guide said.
Next-generation dye-sensitised solar cells are more efficient than current commercial solar cells and work in lower light conditions. They are predicted to revolutionise solar power generation in the next decade.
"It was a pretty hairy situation because someone called the cops, who I then had to show my ID to and explain why I had lied to the whalers."
When the world’s first computer was switched on, it ended a 50-year journey. It was a voyage into the unknown started by a mathematician who had no idea how to build the thing.
The Tillyards were well-known in Canberra as the city began to take shape and the family had a long-lasting legacy in the nation’s capital.
IT lingo has become part of everyday Australian life, according to Australian National Dictionary editor AMANDA LAUGESEN, BA (Hons) ’97, PhD ’01.
Joan (Jan) Mary Anderson was an internationally-acclaimed plant biologist renowned for her discoveries of the organisation of the intricate membrane structures that carry out solar energy conversion in cells of green plants.
This fascinating and deeply engaging collection of edited essays explores and depicts a more representative history of exploration than what has been conventionally reported.
Either embarrass yourself in front of your friends or show everyone why you should be a professional singer.
Why would you be a stereotype? Textbooks are essential, booze has its role but why eat takeaway? Be healthy and thrifty; it is possible.