A new research partnership will help build a national defence system against catastrophic bushfires and stop them in their tracks before they become deadly. James Giggacher reports.
Rachel Curtis reports on the ANU researcher improving treatments for MS sufferers – including himself.
The 2020 Prime Minister’s Prize for Science has been awarded to two ANU physicists and two scientists from other institutions for their ground-breaking work to uncover the darkest parts of the Universe. Will Wright reports.
ANU Vice-Chancellor Professor Brian Schmidt reflects on the year that was and what we can look forward to in 2021.
Sunbathing and stormwater don’t normally go together. Tabitha Carvan reports on the ANU researcher who thinks they should, and why we need fresh, Indigenous-informed perspectives on drains and water.
ANU researchers are helping save lost Australian stories etched in iconic, ancient trees. Will Wright reports.
The COVID-19 pandemic has thrown up some of the biggest ethical challenges, including lockdowns and the allocation of scare resources like ventilators. Adam Spence and Will Wright report on how philosophy helps answer these questions.
From climate change to fire, food security and nuclear war, Dr Arnagretta Hunter and Professor John Hewson outline the severe and growing threats to human life on this planet, and why we need to take urgent action to address them.
Two leading strategic studies experts – Professor Rory Medcalf and Professor John Blaxland – outline the national security implications of the COVID-19 pandemic.
From ‘boomer doomer’ to ‘covidiot’, ‘cozza’ and ‘rona’, Amanda Laugesen outlines how the coronavirus crisis is reshaping our language and #isolife.
Sarah Wilson reports on the bold initiative using electric vehicles to power our energy grids.
Amanda Cox explores the next generation of security technology – using quantum encryption and lasers.
COVID-19 and climate change are fundamentally different challenges. However, lessons from the pandemic may help us better meet one of the biggest threats to life on this planet. Lamis Kazak reports.
Dr Karen Fox explores the most popular searches from the Australian Dictionary of Biography, and which Australians loom largest in our popular imagination – including saint Mary McKillop and bushranger Ned Kelly.
Every year, millions of women across the globe face the threat of human trafficking. Liz Drummond reports on the ANU graduate working with one organisation that supports at risk women in India.
The Australian National University’s contribution to the fight against coronavirus in Australia has spanned the desert to the sea and has been built on cross-campus collaboration. Kierra Jade Maciver and Rachel Curtis report.
A new survey developed by ANU will examine the effects of this year’s bushfires and COVID-19 on pregnant women and their babies. Alice Watt reports.
Pop songs might not be everyone’s taste. But could listening to the smooth sounds of artists like Justin Bieber be good for your health? Jessica Fagan reports on a new AI system that can track how your body and brain like to boogie and what it means for our health.
A new book charts the rise of science communication across the world, Elouise Ball reports.
Helen Maxwell and Tony Oates report on how artist and ANU graduate Hannah Gason charted her way to her glass work via map-making, as well as her latest exhibition of works exploring time and space, Interval.
Rose Schmedding talks to the pollen counting team at ANU about why Canberra is the hay fever capital of Australia, and some of the exiting things that pollens can tell us about the world, history and even crime.
We reflect on the life and career of the environmental historian, Richard Grove, who passed at the end of June. He was a figure of global consequence and did some of his most significant work at ANU.
Do you find yourself groaning or stressing out when you realise it’s time to do your tax return again? It’s a common feeling but there is help at hand for some taxpayers from ANU students.