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How is sport grappling with gender and trans inclusion?  

Sporting codes around the globe are reckoning with how to become more inclusive. But who decides which athletes have the right to compete?

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World’s oldest meal helps unravel mystery of our earliest animal ancestors

The contents of the last meal consumed by the earliest animals known to inhabit Earth more than 550 million years ago has unearthed new clues about the physiology of our earliest animal ancestors

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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.

On the hunt for collective nouns for Australian animals

Australia has no shortage of iconic animals, but phrases to describe some species as a group are scarce.

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Australia’s 2022 Word of the Year revealed

The Word of the Year for 2022 captures one of the biggest trends in Australian politics.

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Climate activists follow the long history of museums as a site of protest

There is a long history of museums and art being used in acts of political protest, and it's unlikely to subside.

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Why so serious? Explaining our love for the Joker 

Fans have been captivated by the Joker for more than 80 years. But why are we so crazy for the Clown Prince of Crime?

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Handing back control in the battle against cervical cancer

Associate Professor Lisa Whop is putting up a winning fight against cervical cancer — for all women. Rachel Curtis reports.

Get to know the gang-gang cockatoo

There's a lot of love for gang-gang cockatoos, but despite their popularity, we don't know a lot about them.

Spin-out doctors: the hunt for an ANU unicorn

Universities are institutions built on fact rather than fantasy, but unicorns aren’t magical thinking at ANU.

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