Find out about the latest news, announcements and stories about earth sciences at ANU.

Friday, 29 Oct 2021
  • News

Scientists share analysis of first fresh samples from the moon in more than 40 years

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Tuesday, 19 Oct 2021
  • Student profile

Meet PhD candidate Jess Hargreaves. Jess wanted to be a mathematician, so how did she end up a palaeoclimatologist? Because of a clam.

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Sunday, 10 Oct 2021
  • Research story

A new study has shown for the first time how Australia's rich geological history is reflected deep below the Earth's surface.

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Saturday, 09 Oct 2021
  • News

While Australia doesn’t compare with seismic hotspots like New Zealand and Japan, relatively small quakes are expected, with Geoscience Australia’s quake tracker listing more than a dozen in the past week alone.

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Monday, 27 Sep 2021
  • News

Brutal university cuts are putting at risk an industry crucial to addressing climate change Down Under and around the world. Saving geoscience will require a community reckoning.

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Thursday, 19 Aug 2021
  • News

Earth science is vital to Australia’s economic and environmental future but we are dramatically decreasing our earth science capability.

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Wednesday, 18 Aug 2021
  • Research story

From movie suggestions to self-driving vehicles, machine learning has revolutionised modern life. Experts are now using it to help solve one of humanity’s biggest problems: climate change.

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480 million-year-old fossil spores from Western Australia record how ancient plants spread to land
Tuesday, 17 Aug 2021
  • Research story

When plants first ventured onto the land, evolving from freshwater-dwelling algae, more than 500 million years ago, they transformed the planet. By drawing carbon dioxide from the air, they cooled Earth, and by eroding rock surfaces they helped build the soil that now covers so much land.

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The SHRIMP lab
Monday, 16 Aug 2021
  • Research story

The SHRIMP Steering Committee is excited to announce the following recipients of “ANU Research School of Earth Sciences – SHRIMP Awards”. There was stiff competition for these awards and the Steering Committee were impressed with the exceptional quality of all of the applications listed below

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