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Earth core structure
Tuesday, 07 May 2024
  • Analysis and opinion

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
  • News

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
  • News

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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Dr Nicola Maher kicking off the Hackathon in Aspendale, Victoria this week. March 2024. Source: Dr Paige Martin.
Monday, 18 Mar 2024
  • News

Last week, researchers from the ARC Centre of Excellence for Climate Extremes, CSIRO and ACCESS- NRI (Australian Community Climate and Earth System Simulator), gathered in Aspendale Victoria, to build a community of support for the development of CMIP7.

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Credit: The Seismic Record (2024). DOI: 10.1785/0320230049
Saturday, 24 Feb 2024
  • Media release

Strange seismic wave arrivals from a 2010 earthquake under Spain were the clues that led to an unexpected discovery beneath the western Mediterranean: a subducted oceanic slab that has completely overturned.

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Dr. Nicola Maher at the Australian Parliament
Thursday, 22 Feb 2024
  • News

Following a submission by early career researchers from the ARC Centre of Excellence for Climate Extremes in late November 2023, Dr. Nicola Maher provided evidence on the Climate Change Amendment (Duty of Care and Intergenerational Climate Equity) Bill Inquiry 2023.

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Tuesday, 13 Feb 2024
  • News

Congratulations to Professor Jochen Brocks for being elected Geochemistry Fellow, which was announced on Wednesday, 13 February.

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US Department of Energy via Wikimedia
Thursday, 08 Feb 2024
  • News

Listening for underground nuclear explosions amid the constant rumble of earthquakes is like looking for a needle that may not exist in a haystack the size of a planet.

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Thursday, 01 Feb 2024
  • News

The ARDC-supported G-ADOPT platform was originally developed to improve and speed up modelling in geodynamics, the study of the flow of matter in Earth’s interior and its impact at the surface. Now it’s branching out into other areas of geoscience, set to also help answer other big questions facing our planet – including sea level rise under climate change and renewable energy.

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