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The Australian National University acknowledges, celebrates and pays our respects to the Ngunnawal and Ngambri people of the Canberra region and to all First Nations Australians on whose traditional lands we meet and work, and whose cultures are among the oldest continuing cultures in human history.

The trees that make you sneeze

People with allergies have good reason to feel uneasy for much of the year. But what sources of sniffles should you be alert to and when?

ANU expert ‘That Pollen Guy’ has the lowdown on the trees and plants that cause hay fever havoc.

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Fashion, sex and drag: Vivienne Westwood’s queer legacy

From an infamous cowboy t-shirt to RuPaul’s Drag Race, Vivienne Westwood’s impact on the queer community cannot be understated.

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From killer robot to sweatshop boss: Santa on screen

Science fiction portrayals of Santa Claus range from sinister to downright bizarre.

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Frances Adamson walks across the stage in her gown to collect an honorary degree from Julie Bishop.

Top diplomat and Indigenous songwriter honoured with ANU degrees 

One of Australia’s most decorated diplomats and a member of the ARIA Hall of Fame are among those who have been celebrated with honorary degrees from ANU this week, as part of the University’s end-of-year graduation ceremonies.

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What are our waves worth? Surfing economics can help us work that out

Australia is a haven for surfers, but just how valuable is one of our favourite pastimes to the economy and our wellbeing?

New life-saving technique for shark attack victims

A simple new first-aid technique could help avoid fatalities from shark attacks, according to a new study from ANU.

Ignition mission: high-tech solutions to battle bushfires

A new research partnership will help build a national defence system against catastrophic bushfires and stop them in their tracks before they become deadly.

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