Volcanoes helped species survive ice ages
An international team of researchers has found evidence that the steam and heat from volcanoes and heated rocks allowed many species of plants and animals to survive past ice ages, helping scientists understand how species respond to climate change.
Recognising Indigenous service personnel
A group of researchers from the Australian National University are about to start compiling the nation’s first comprehensive record of Indigenous service in the defence forces, in a move they say will help reconciliation.
Cricket researchers at Mullagh Cup
ANU researchers have takien their inquiry into Indigenous participation in cricket to the home of one of Australia’s greatest Indigenous cricketers, Johnny Mullagh.
Lasers to clean up space junk
Mount Stromlo researchers will play a lead role in cleaning up space junk, Gravity style, under a new $20 million Cooperative Research Centre.
Minister launches new cyber security program at ANU
Communications Minister the Hon Malcolm Turnbull MP has launched a new ANU-based program on cyberspace and cyber security as the world deals with new challenges posed by the Internet and technology.
Perks and perils of being a national treasure
If you thought Miss Universe competitions or child beauty pageants were grueling, spare a thought for South Koreans vying to become a ‘National Treasure’ in the traditional performing arts scene.
Why are so many Australians obese and how can we fix it?
Female birds rival males in bird song
A team of international researchers has found that bird song is almost as common in female birds as in males, overturning long-held theories that bird song was an exclusively male trait.
Kylie the kangaroo to help kids beat bushfire trauma
As the Australian bushfire season draws to a close, a new animated video from the ANU-based Trauma and Grief Network will help parents and children recover from the trauma of a bushfire.
Distinguished alumni honoured
Businesswoman Thérèse Rein and international art scholar Dr Michael Brand have been honoured by ANU as joint winners of the annual Alumnus of the Year award.