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Monday, 03 Apr 2023
  • Student profile

Steven Petkovski is the Museum Curator for the National Mineral and Fossil Collection at Geoscience Australia. He graduated from ANU with a Bachelor of Science and is now studying a Master of Science in Earth Sciences.

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Thursday, 30 Mar 2023
  • Research story

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 “overturning” circulation – a network of strong currents spanning the world’s oceans.

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Tuesday, 21 Mar 2023
  • Research story

Victoria’s largest earthquake since record-keeping began roughly 200 years ago was caused by the rupture of a previously unknown faultline, according to new research led by experts at The Australian National University (ANU).

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Tuesday, 21 Mar 2023
  • Student profile

What’s the first question an aspiring geologist asks their ‘future self’? Their favourite rock, of course. ANU student Seb Bland sits down with Professor Jochen Brocks from the ANU Research School of Earth Sciences to find out what his life will be like thirty years from now.

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Wednesday, 04 Jan 2023
  • Staff profile

Dr Adele Morrison, a user of the ACCESS suite of models, has won the 2022 Malcolm McIntosh Prize for Physical Scientist of the Year. The award recognises her research on the Earth’s complex system of ocean circulation and its impact on rising sea levels and climate.

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Wednesday, 07 Dec 2022
  • Research story

They are in your smartphone, electric vehicles and used widely in renewable energy technology. But what exactly are ‘rare earth’ elements and just how rare are they?

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Friday, 02 Dec 2022
  • Research story

The contents of the last meal consumed by the earliest animals known to inhabit Earth more than 550 million years ago has unearthed new clues about the physiology of our earliest animal ancestors, according to scientists from ANU.

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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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