Sea-level rise fast by natural standards
Sea-level rise since the industrial revolution has been fast by natural standards and may reach 80 cm above today’s sea-level by the year 2100 and 2.5 m by 2200 even without development of unexpected processes.
Lizards on the ski slopes
When you hit the slopes during ski season, you’re probably not thinking of how you may be disturbing the local lizard population.
Incan efficiency to fix food
Far from being an ancient food making a boutique comeback, Professor Jill Gready thinks quinoa and other traditional crops could be the key to the looming food security crisis.
Tropical stalagmites have ice age answers
Hidden deep underground in Indonesian caves, the missing link in the demise of the last ice age has been uncovered in stalagmites, which have provided a 31,000 year-long record of Australasian monsoon activity.
Changing environments a challenge for the brain
The brain is constantly dealing with challenges that we are probably unaware of.
Two degree warming too much
The long-term temperature consequences of the Earth warming by 2°C by the year 2100 have been severely underestimated and urgent strategies of emission reduction are needed to reach a more sustainable target.
Chief Scientist Ian Chubb launches The Curious Country
The Curious Country, a collection of essays covering the diverse areas of science Australians are curious about, will be launched by Chief Scientist of Australia Ian Chubb at ANU this week.
Academics recognised for engaging students in science
A team of ANU academics have been working to engage with science students in a way that doesn’t include text books but real-life observations of earth movements.
What motivates you in your work. Alumni from the Research School of Population health were invited to share their thoughts.