Robots don’t always have the best reputations – think Star War’s C3PO, iRobot or the Terminator – but at ANU, a robot that could help save lives has landed. KATE PRESTT reports.
The Secret Cold War: The Official History of ASIO, 1975-1989, the third volume of the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation’s history, shows the organisation was infiltrated by Soviet moles during the tumultuous later years of the Cold War, undermining many of the agency’s operations.
The landmark second edition of The Australian National Dictionary, published in August, is more than a collection of great Australian words.
Three-dimensional prints of a 400 million year old fish fossil from around Lake Burrinjuck in southeast Australia reveal the possible evolutionary origins of human teeth, according to new research by The Australian National University (ANU) and Queensland Museum.
Scientists are a step closer to using Australia's iconic gum trees to develop low-carbon renewable jet and missile fuel.
Scientists at The Australian National University (ANU) have set a world record for efficiency for a solar thermal dish generating steam that could be used for power stations.
Here’s a place that will inspire children to become stargazers. Adults can also join in the fun at the new visitor centre at Mount Stromlo, as WILL WRIGHT reports.
Scientists at The Australian National University (ANU) have developed a new spray-on material with a remarkable ability to repel water.
Ever wondered what comes out after dark on the ANU campus? REBECCA BLACKBURN investigates.
Emeritus Professor Peter Drysdale is at a point in his distinguished career where he can sit back and reflect on his achievements but he’s doing just the opposite. JAMES GRUBEL reports.
Now that Sidney Nolan’s Riverbend, 1965, has a purpose-built home on campus, it’s unlikely to go touring again, as ROSS PEAKE reports.
Research by a PhD scholar on animal welfare is being cited as a key factor in informing public and government opinion. AARON WALKER reports.
While online voting might seem like a good way to speed up the counting of ballots, it contradicts basic tenets of our democratic system, as ROSS PEAKE reports.
Conservation biologist Dr Dejan Stojanovic spends every spring and summer looking for the critically endangered Swift parrot in Tasmanian forests, as KATE PRESTT reports.
A secret Australian military unit that operated behind enemy lines during the Second World War is being honoured due to the work of ANU anthropologist Christine Helliwell, as ROSS PEAKE reports.
Nestled among undulating banks of grassy woodland on the southern side of the ANU campus sits a little-known gem, as SIMON JENKINS reports.
ANU anthropology expertise has enabled a plethora of Indigenous land rights and native title claims to succeed. But now there’s a new frontier, as RICHARD FOX reports.
For more than 21,000 years the land on which the ANU campus sits was used by local Aboriginal people and their connection to this country remains strong. AMY JARVIS and JACK DUNSTAN explore the cultural history of our campus.
Along the waterways to the west of Canberra, ANU biologists are helping crayfish lead the campaign for fresher waterways. DR PHIL DOOLEY, BSc (Hons) ’90, PhD ’99 reports.
When two of the biggest global corruption stories of the decade were broken earlier this year, ANU alumni were at the heart of them, as DR PHIL DOOLEY, BSc (Hons) ’90, PhD ’99 reports.
Visions of a world-leading institution contrasted greatly with the practical reality of a large paddock when the University’s founders met over Easter in 1948. JAMES GRUBEL reports.
Throughout the past 70 years, ANU has seen its fair share of interesting and quirky events. Test out your knowledge with our true or false quiz below.
A philanthropic gift from one of the country’s most influential economic anthropologists researching Indigenous development will bring traditional bark paintings to a revamped Drill Hall Gallery, as PARIS LORD explains.