Acknowledgement of Country

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.

Family is changing. So is how we think about family history

The lonely family tree has become a sprawling ecology. The way we talk about family history needs to reflect that change.

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‘Shoeys’ have been around for years, but where did the word come from?

Pop star Harry Styles dipped his toe into Aussie culture by doing a ‘shoey’ onstage. He’s the latest celebrity to embrace a trend that has a long history in Australia and beyond.

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2,000-year-old stringed instrument uncovered in Vietnam 

New evidence has been unearthed of an ancient stringed musical instrument crafted from deer antler in southern Vietnam.

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At the heart of romance: why a vital organ is linked to love

For hundreds of years, humans have linked one of our most vital organs to feelings of love and romance.

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AUKUS submarine plan will be the biggest defence scheme in Australian history. So how will it work?

The AUKUS submarine plan will see Australia supplied with nuclear-propulsion submarines more than a decade earlier than preciously envisaged.

Progress in detection tech could render submarines useless by the 2050s. What does it mean for the AUKUS pact?

The first AUKUS-class submarine will be delivered in the 2040s. We may only get about a decade of use before adversaries can easily detect the new boats.

Two towers of strength: how ANU is driving Australian nuclear science

ANU is home to Australia's largest ion accelerator. Here's how it, and the incredible researchers using the facility, are building the nation's nuclear science capabilities.

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