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El Nino
7 May 2019
Australian scientists have developed an innovative method using cores drilled from coral to produce a world first 400-year long seasonal record of El Niño events, a record that...
Bennu is an active asteroid
21 March 2019
The near-Earth asteroid, Bennu, has thrown NASA's OSIRIS-REx mission a curve ball as its rough surface littered with boulders had not been anticipated, making the collection...
13 March 2019
In this video, find out how ANU research is helping mitigate damage from future earthquakes. WATCH
13 March 2019
Researchers from The Australian National University (ANU) are unlocking some of the secrets of the Earth's inner core by adapting and further developing a technique used in...
Icons In Discovery: Inge Lehmann
14 February 2019
In celebrating International Women and Girls in Science, AGU has just released a short film on Inge Lehmann celebrating AGU100. The video fetures Professor Hrvoje...
14 February 2019
Dr Germaine Joplin was the first researcher appointed to the newly formed Geophysics Department at ANU in 1952. Today Dr Gernmaine has been recognised for the role she played...
31 January 2019
Scientists knew Lungfish shared some traits with humans – such as the ability to breathe air through lungs – but a new study proves they also have a similar life span...
31 January 2019
Scientists may have discovered the oldest Earth rock ever—on the Moon. A lunar sample returned by the Apollo 14 astronauts may contain a bit of Earth from about 4 billion...
30 January 2019
Congratulations to Professor Brian Kennett on his award of an Order of Australia in the 2019 Australia Day Honours List. Brian’s citation recognizes his...
ANU laser technology launched into space
30 January 2019
Scientists from ANU have used new space technology to predict droughts and increased bushfire risk up to five months in advance. ANU researcher Siyuan Tian said the team knew...
2018 Breakthrough of the Year
24 January 2019
PhD student Ilya Bobrovskiy was named by the American Association for the Advancement of Science, who publish  the journal Science, as one of the top-ten Scientific...
Meet the Superstars of STEM
17 December 2018
RSES Research Fellow Dr Jennie Mallela has been named among the Superstars of STEM. The program is an initiative from Science & Technology Australia, that aims to...
Cat and Adele
6 December 2018
The Uwe Radok Award for the best PhD thesis of 2017 has been awarded to Dr Catherine A. Vreugdenhil. The Uwe Radok Award is for the best PhD thesis in the AMOS fields of...
4 December 2018
A new X-ray diffractometer ‘Empyrean S3’ arrived this week, replacing three older instruments and expanding the capabilities of our XRD lab. The instrument is the...
30 November 2018
The Australian Research Council announced its latest round of grants on 27th November, with thirteen academics from RSES awarded nine grants: six DPs, one LIEF, and two...
Credit: Tanya M Smith et al
1 November 2018
Researchers from Griffith University and ANU have used the teeth of Neanderthal children to reconstruct the ancient climate of southeast France. The discovery - which...
Centre of the Earth confirmed solid
19 October 2018
Associate Professor Hrvoje Tkalčić and PhD Scholar Than-Son Phạm are confident they now have direct proof the earth's inner core is solid.  They came up with a way to...
PM Prize for Science 2018 -  Kurt Lambeck
18 October 2018
The Prime Minister and the Minister for Science presented Prime Minister's Prizes for Science to ten outstanding researchers, innovators and teachers at a dinner in...
Is Dickinsonia our oldest ancestor?
21 September 2018
Is Dickinsonia our oldest ancestor? RSES PhD student Ilya Bobrovskiy and Assoc. Prof. Jochen Brocks have discovered molecules of fat in an ancient fossil to reveal the earliest...
New study reveals how foreign kelp surfed to Antarctica
10 August 2018
A research team led by ANU has found the first proof that Antarctica is not isolated from the rest of the Earth, with the discovery that foreign kelp had drifted 20,000...

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