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Dr Ana Casas Ramos focuses on a furnace as she creates a mock volcanic reaction in the lab

How replicating volcanic eruptions helps us understand changing climates

This ANU researcher isn’t afraid of shaking things up — making her own volcanic eruptions to better understand how they cause our climate to change.
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Torrents of Antarctic meltwater are slowing the currents that drive our vital ocean ‘overturning’ – and threaten its collapse

Off the coast of Antarctica, trillions of tonnes of cold salty water sink to great depths. As the water sinks, it drives the deepest flows of the “…
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Victoria’s monster from the deep: 2021 quake caused by ‘blind fault’ within Earth’s crust

Victoria’s largest earthquake since record-keeping began roughly 200 years ago was caused by the rupture of a previously unknown faultline, according…
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Earth core structure
Tuesday, 07 May 2024

Earth’s inner core holds the secrets to the planet’s past. But how can scientists analyse something that's impossible to see from the surface?

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Monday, 15 Apr 2024

Scientists from ANU and overseas have discovered molecules of fat in an ancient fossil to reveal the earliest confirmed animal in the geological record that lived on Earth 558 million years ago.

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Professor Stephen Cox
Wednesday, 03 Apr 2024

Professor Cox has demonstrated a consistent commitment to sharing his knowledge via undergraduate teaching, training research students, and providing training courses for minerals industry geoscientists, both nationally and internationally.

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