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25 May 2021
Two Australian National University academics have been recognised as leaders in their fields by being elected fellows of the Australian Academy of Science.
28 Apr 2021
The world’s ocean currents are changing, particularly along Australia’s eastern seaboard and around Antarctica, creating more powerful eddies that could have...
3 Apr 2021
Researchers from RSES, The Australian National University (ANU) have confirmed the existence of the Earth's "innermost inner core".
8 Jan 2021
The Black Summer fires were unprecedented in their scale and power, as well as the number of fires that transitioned into extreme pyrocumulonimbus events.
16 Dec 2020
Researchers also investigated material from a meteor that fell to Australia on its own. Inside, they found ancient stardust — the oldest solid material ever...
9 Dec 2020
A leading expert from the Australian National University (ANU) who will analyse the samples says they could provide major insights into the origin of life on...
4 Dec 2020
Asteroids come in two main flavours. S-type (for “stony”) asteroids are made of ferromagnesian minerals, rich in iron and magnesium, such as olivine and...
30 Nov 2020
New research overturns chemical evidence for the earliest animals
25 Nov 2020
“The best kind of rare earth deposit is one that is de-risked by having other commodities, where you are producing rare earth as a by-product.
24 Nov 2020
The joint studies found molecular fossils extracted from 635-million-year-old rocks aren't the earliest evidence of animals, but instead common algae.
18 Nov 2020
Pioneering new research has helped geologists solve a long-standing puzzle that could help pinpoint new, untapped concentrations of some the most valuable rare...
6 Nov 2020
Asteroids are all over the news these days with the NASA-led mission OSIRIS-Rex gathering samples from asteroid Bennu.