Water and sunlight the formula for sustainable fuel
An ANU team has successfully replicated one of the crucial steps in photosynthesis, opening the way for biological systems powered by sunlight which could manufacture hydrogen as a fuel.
Indigenous languages won’t survive if kids are learning only English
The question of what language(s) to teach Indigenous students, what languages to teach them in, and how to go about it has been generating a little political heat (but not quite so much light) of late.
Early humans lived with Neanderthal neighbours
A new study has dated the final days of the Neanderthals and found they lived at the same time as the earliest modern humans in Europe. Rather than seeing Neanderthals suddenly vanish at the time modern humans appeared in Europe, we see a patchwork of the two species living side by side for several millennia.
Neanderthals and Modern Humans coexisted
For several thousand years Neanderthals and modern humans lived alongside one another in Europe, a new study has found.
Genetic key to lupus shows potential of personalised medicine
DNA sequencing of a lupus patient has identified a specific genetic mutation that is causing the disease, opening the way for personalised treatments.
Swan launches book on Labor years at ANU
Former Deputy Prime Minister and Treasurer Wayne Swan has visited the Australian National University to launch his book on the turbulent years of the Rudd and Gillard Governments.
Giant Magellan Telescope
Did you know that Mount Stromlo Observatory is playing a major part in the construction of the world’s largest telescope, the Giant Magellan Telescope?
Laser makes microscopes way cooler
Laser physicists have found a way to make atomic-force microscope probes 20 times more sensitive and capable of detecting forces as small as the weight of an individual virus
This time things won’t be different in Iraq
US president Barack Obama in his televised speech regarding the military strike against the Islamic State (IS) last week spoke repeatedly not only of the humanitarian reasons for the precision strikes against the IS military forces, but also of strengthening Iraq as a vehicle for stability.