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

Looking at a diamond under a microscope
Tuesday, 29 Nov 2022
  • Research story

Almost all volcanic rocks come from the Earth's upper mantle (or lava).
Volcanism, on the other hand, can have many different chemical and physical effects and can sometimes bring rare things to the surface, like diamonds and various strange rock fragments.

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Tuesday, 01 Nov 2022
  • Student profile

Graduating with a Master of Earth Sciences (Advanced), Hangyu Meng came to ANU to pursue his curiosity about how the world works and to develop his research skills with the hope of continuing his studies with a PhD.

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Mars interior
Friday, 28 Oct 2022
  • News

ANU scientists have developed a new method to scan the deep interior of planets in our solar system using a single seismometer.

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Tuesday, 30 Aug 2022
  • Research story

The timing and intensity of the seasons shapes life all around us, including tool use by birds, the evolutionary diversification of giraffes, and the behaviour of our close primate relatives.

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Monday, 22 Aug 2022
  • Research story

There's nothing like the fresh eggs from your own hens, the more than 400,000 Australians who keep backyard chooks will tell you.

Unfortunately, it's often not just freshness and flavour that set their eggs apart from those in the shops.

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mediterranean-sea vista
Thursday, 11 Aug 2022
  • Research story

A new Nature Geoscience study from The Australian National University (ANU) offers further clues about what happened to the Mediterranean during a tumultuous period that likely included the most catastrophic flooding event in Earth's recorded history.

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Rachel Kirby wearing her Cosmo jumper in front of SHRIMP
Monday, 04 Jul 2022
  • Student profile

PhD student Rachel Kirby has been knitting for about 10 years, but her latest creation is out of this world.

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Andy Hogg sitting in front of the super computer
Monday, 04 Jul 2022
  • News

Future weather and climate predictions have been given a major boost with the launch of a new national research facility worth $7.6 million.

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Monday, 27 Jun 2022
  • News

Congratulations to Professor Phil Cummins who has been awarded the Federal Public Service Medal at the Queen’s Birthday 2022.

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