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20 July 2012
The chemistry that makes up the surface of Mars could soon become a little less alien thanks to research from an academic at The Australian National University. Dr Penny King,...
16 July 2012
Sea levels may rise much higher than previously thought, according to scientists from The Australian National University, who have used fossil corals to understand how warmer...
22 June 2012
Earlier this week, RSES and Planetary Science Institute student Aditya Chopra won the ANU finals of the 3 Minute Thesis Competition! The judges selected the winner from among...
15 June 2012
Scientists will soon have a greater understanding of the dramatically spreading, rifting and faulting boundary of the Australian and Pacific tectonic plates, thanks to research...
14 June 2012
An ANU-coordinated program that will establish a network of 40 seismometers in schools across Australia by 2014 was recently launched at MelroseHigh School ...
13 June 2012
Emeritus Professor Stuart Ross Taylor has been awarded the 2012 Shoemaker Distinguished Lunar Scientist Award from the NASA Lunar Science Institute. This award recognises...
6 June 2012
The first issue of the new quarterly RSES newsletter was launched this week. It provides a snapshot of some of the exciting research and education which is currently happening. It...
22 May 2012
Emeritus Professor Ken Campbell has been awarded the SEPM (Society for Sedimentary Geology) Raymond C. Moore Medal for Excellence in Paleontology against a highly competitive...
9 May 2012
It’s rained an awful lot over Eastern Australia in the past couple of years. The dams are full – too full in some cases – and the hills are as green as England....
30 April 2012
Determining the habitability of rocky, Earth-like planets in the universe will be crucial for us as a species, according to scientists from The Australian National University....
24 April 2012
The Royal Society honors Professor Hugh O'Neill who will become an FRS for his fundamental contribution to the study of mineral equilibria and their application to...
18 April 2012
New research from The Australian National University has answered a decades old cosmic conundrum on how ‘chondrules’ – tiny particles found within meteorites...
30 March 2012
For a century, scientists have assumed that the Earth has same chemical make-up as the sun. But this belief has been challenged by scientists at The Australian National University...
27 March 2012
Tamworth is famous as the home of Australian country music. But 350 million years ago, some hardcore rock ‘n’ roll was also happening. Scientists at The Australian...
26 March 2012
Professor Patrick De Deckker from the Research School of Earth Sciences has been elected a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science. Professor DeDeckker has been recognised for...
21 March 2012
The history of oceanic changes offshore southern Australia sheds new light on the functioning of global climate changes. For quite some time, scientists have recognised that, over...
16 March 2012
Although the Earth and Venus are very similar planets in terms of mass and proximity to the sun, one very significant difference between them is that Venus has no plate tectonics...
16 March 2012
Check out the new Facebook page about the Australian Seismometers in Schools, a four year outreach program the Research School of Earth Sciences is involved in. We have...
8 March 2012
The Research School of Earth Sciences has occupied a new building in the Jaeger complex on Mills Road, corner Eggleston Road. The Jaeger 8 building was designed with an eye on...
8 March 2012
She may have grown up in Africa’s land-locked Republic of Uganda, but Aimée Komugabe has always felt the inescapable pull of the ocean tide. But it wasn’t until after...

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