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9 June 2016
New geochemical evidence from Indonesian cave deposits has opened the way to an improved understanding of the role of the tropics in global climate change.  The findings,...
13 May 2016
Andy Christy has been working with a multinational team of colleagues for several years on the crystal chemistry and mineralogy of the rare, toxic heavy element tellurium. He was...
19 April 2016
It was a fun Friday afternoon on Fellows Oval for the annual staff versus students cricket match. Thanks to all who came down to watch and play. The result was closer than past...
19 April 2016
If rocks could speak, they would have a lot to say. Even without a voice, they’re great story-tellers. So long as you know how to listen. “I didn’t really get...
18 March 2016
Congratulations to Shannon McConachie, Tristen Jones and Christian Renggli who have all received awards recognising the excellence of their research. Shannon McConachie...
9 February 2016
A huge reservoir of carbon developed in the deep Atlantic Ocean during the last ice age, research led by ANU Research School of Earth Sciences has found...
29 January 2016
The battered and scarred face of the Moon tells a story of the rough-and-tumble early days of our Solar System when planets were frequently blasted by mountain-size chunks of...
29 January 2016
Scientists from RSES have dated one of the earliest cases of warfare at Nataruk on the shores of Lake Turkana in Kenya, with implications for our understanding of when and why...
24 January 2016
Life on other planets would likely be brief and become extinct very quickly, say astrobiologists from the Research School of Earth Sciences. In research aiming to...
20 January 2016
Story by Stuart Gary, republished from ABC Science online Extensive underwater volcanism caused by the breakup of an ancient supercontinent may have pushed the Earth into a...
19 January 2016
Congratulations to Marija Mustac who is the recipient of the Outstanding Student Paper Award at the Fall Meeting of AGU. Marija’s  poster was titled “Contending...
12 January 2016
World leading RSES volcano expert Professor Richard Arculus has set sail for the Southern Ocean to study undersea volcanoes and the impact they have on marine organisms...
20 December 2015
The temperature 3,000 kilometres below the surface of the Earth is much more varied than previously thought, scientists have found. The discovery of the hot and cold regions in...
10 December 2015
Congratulations to Rhys Hawkins for being a recipient of the Geophysical Journal International Student Author Award for 2015 for his paper titled "Geophysical imaging...
25 November 2015
  Congratulations to Andy Hogg and Adele Morrison who have both been named as recipients of 2015 awards from the Australian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society (AMOS...
25 November 2015
Scientists drilling into the ocean floor have for the first time found out what happens when one tectonic plate first gets pushed under another....
19 November 2015
When Apollo 11 landed on the moon, EMERITUS PROFESSOR ROSS TAYLOR AC was surprised to find his ANU experience led him to the opportunity of a lifetime...
13 November 2015
The floor of the ocean is some of the youngest rock material on Earth, with approximately 90 % of it less than 130 million years old. In contrast, more than 50% of the continental...
10 November 2015
Scientists have unraveled the complex ocean and atmospheric behaviour that caused rapid seesawing of the global climate coming out of the most recent ice...
6 November 2015
The 2015 RSES student conference was a huge success, showcasing the many talents of our students. With a theme of "PhD to Planeteer", the day was framed around the...

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