Lao-Australian artist Savanhdary Vongpoothorn’s paintings weave together language and Buddhist tradition across cultural boundaries. Joanne Leong reports.
A strange fungal disease is killing frogs and other amphibians in Australia and other parts of the world. Never fear, though – ANU scientists are on the case to stop the killing spree. Will Wright and Peter O’Rourke report.
Theoretical physicist Professor Susan Scott was part of a global effort that detected, for the first time, ripples in space and time, known as gravitational waves. The discovery came from the collision of two black holes, 100 years after the existence of gravitational waves was predicted by Albert Einstein. This triumph of physics has led to a new age of space discovery, which will allow scientists to unlock many secrets of the Universe.
Scientists will build a research lab at the bottom of a gold mine in country Victoria in an effort to crack one of the Universe’s biggest mysteries. Will Wright reports.
What does the latest research predict about the future for Antarctica? Amanda Cox reports.
Anne Masters, MVISA ’11, and Adam Masters, PhD ’14, BA (Hons) ’09, have common interests – but drive each other crazy. They spoke to Evana Ho.
Undercover researchers at ANU are on the front line of a new war on drugs in cyberspace. Rachel Curtis reports.
We often overuse the word 'revolutionary'. Sometimes something revolutionary happens. Tabitha Carvan reports.
Christina Lee, a third-year Law and Arts (Human Rights) student, has already experienced the power of university students to change the world.
We have many terrific stories to share with you in this edition, which is back to the standard format. The February edition, a special for the opening of the Kambri precinct, featured two covers – a first for Reporter. Clearly you liked the way we changed the magazine – it ‘sold out’!
Associate Professor Seth Lazar was an avid travel and portrait photographer before coming to Australia. Here, trips to the bush, with crisp air and clear skies allowed him to explore a different and magical subject – the night sky. Adam Spence reports.
The Hayne Royal Commission Report recommends, among other things, that regulators, banks, superannuation and financial services entities make organisational changes to reduce the risks of misconduct and unethical behaviour. Specific recommendations include ‘building cultures that reduce the risk of misconduct’ and changes to remuneration practices to focus more on behaviours and not just results.
In the Australian debate about the priority to be given to the economic relationship with China versus the national security risks of that rising power, there is a strange silence about the stark difference in values between our two countries.
Former political journalist Mark Kenny has become a Senior Fellow at the Australian Studies Institute. But he still goes to Question Time. He spoke to Ross Peake about his new role.
Jochen Prantl is researching how countries can wield influence on the UN Security Council.
Indonesian tradition would never have allowed Tony, a Briton, to marry Yohanni, who is a Mingangkabau. Adam Spence reports.
ANU scientists are working with space technology to predict droughts months in advance. Will Wright reports.
A chance find of a language fragment buried in archives of a family farm sheds light on a forgotten Indigenous language. Jane Faure-Brac reports on how the find is emblematic of the United Nation’s Year of Indigenous Languages.
A researcher has made a remarkable discovery about a group of lizards living in the Andes. Jess Fagan reports.
A refugee camp is not the easiest place to conduct field research, but when you are exploring how best to protect children during their migration journey, that is where the need is greatest. Olivia Wenholz reports.
ANU archaeologists have uncovered the earliest unambiguous evidence of ritual activity in the Torres Strait. Evana Ho reports.
PhD scholar Ilya Bobrovskiy has already revealed the earliest known animal, but you can expect some more big discoveries from this young scientist. Will Wright reports.