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Fighting fires from space: how satellites and other tech could prevent catastrophic bushfires 

ANU researchers are using algorithms, drones and satellites to detect bushfires before they become natural disasters. The flooding…

17 January 2023



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Why caring can counter quitting in a post-pandemic world

Forget workplace fads like nap pods, catered meals and in-house yoga classes — staff in a post-pandemic world…

7 December 2022



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Education is unequal in many Indigenous communities. Faith wants to fix that

Faith Stevens hates spiders. Having grown up on Galiwin’ku / Elcho Island off the coast of Arnhem Land,…

7 December 2022



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The cute characters helping millennials chill out

An ambitious penguin and a lazy egg are bringing joy to stressed adults. In 2019, K-pop megastars BTS…

7 December 2022



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ANU Nobel Laureate to chair Group of Eight

Professor Brian Schmidt, Vice-Chancellor of The Australian National University (ANU), has been appointed Chair of Australia’s leading research-intensive…

7 December 2022



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Swinging Thor’s hammer: the ANU researcher battling bacteria

Si Ming Man was eight years old when Jurassic Park was released in cinemas. Like most kids, he…

6 December 2022



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Why so serious? Explaining our love for the Joker 

Since his debut in the first Batman comic in 1940, the Joker has terrorised the fictional city of…

1 November 2022



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What’s the score: composing for video games

From the jaunty tunes of Super Mario to the tense Halo score, music plays an important role in…

1 November 2022



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Flat white lie: why people use an alias to order coffee

When Dr Carmel O’Shannessy orders her coffee, she tells the barista her name is Amanda. In the past,…


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How to survive magpie swooping season

The Australian Magpie is one of the country’s most iconic birds, beloved for its melodic warbling and impressive…


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Here’s why Austen fans hate the latest adaptation of Persuasion

It is a truth universally acknowledged that Jane Austen is one of the most adapted authors of all…

4 August 2022



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The viral magic behind the Gentleminions TikTok trend

If you’ve taken a trip to the cinema over the school holidays, you might have been bewildered by…

8 July 2022



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Protecting Ukrainian history from the horrors of war

A historian from The Australian National University (ANU) is helping to prevent thousands of Soviet-era Ukrainian documents from…


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Experts predict Reckoning at polls

As Australia barrels towards the federal election, experts from The Australian National University (ANU) say voters may take…


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Climate change means unpredictable hay fever seasons

If hay fever had you sniffling your way through the spring and summer months, there’s good news and…


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Borders are open, but visitors won’t flock back

Australia is welcoming fully vaccinated visa holders from 21 February, but experts from The Australian National University (ANU)…

21 February 2022



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