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5 December 2013
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...
29 November 2013
Malcolm Sambridge and the Seismometers in Schools program have won the Education category of the Australian Innovation Challenge. Earthquake data recorded by seismometers in high...
13 November 2013
Icing sugar, bicarbonate of soda, several kilos of corn flour and bag loads of salt. No, it’s not a recipe for the worst tasting cake in the world but something Professor...
30 October 2013
Fertilizer applied to crops doesn’t necessarily stay on land. The skeletons of coral on the Great Barrier Reef are the proof. Recent research by Dr Jennie Mallela,...
21 October 2013
The Research School of Earth Sciences (RSES) has celebrated its 40th anniversary, with alumni from across Australia traveling to Canberra to catch up with friends, share...
14 October 2013
Something massive is going on in East Antarctica’s Enderby Land and a team of researchers from the Research School of Earth Sciences are on their way to investigate. The...
6 October 2013
The way coral reefs form can give us clues to the health of the ocean around them, as well as earth's climate more generally. Dr Stephen Eggins from the ANU...
26 September 2013
Story by Malte Willmes Last week the RSES Student Conference was upon us. This is an annual event that gives the students at RSES the opportunity to present their research to the...
19 September 2013
Researchers in Japan and Poland will get the keys to help unlock the mysteries of our origins thanks to a machine developed by The Australian National University. The Polish...
9 September 2013
Research published in the September edition of the journal Nature Geoscience has revealed that the El Niño-Southern Oscillation (ENSO) climate system was extraordinarily...
28 August 2013
Friends for over forty years, Professors Bruce Chappell and Allan White made some ground breaking discoveries in their work with granite in the ANU Department of Geology (now part...
23 August 2013
Professor Brad Pillans is fulfilling a boyhood dream to document the natural and human history of Lake George, revealing a window into how the region might change in the future,...
7 August 2013
The Antarctic Circumpolar Current is the strongest ocean current in the world moving 140 million tons of water every second. It flows clockwise around the Antarctic continent...
6 August 2013
The idea of large tectonic plates slowly drifting across the planet, forming and destroying continents, is now well established in science, but exactly how pieces of old mantle...
Meet the new supercomputer
31 July 2013
Dr Andy Hogg discusses his research on the role of the ocean in climate change and explains the computational processes behind his research. Raijin, the nation's most...
29 July 2013
Andrew Roberts, Dean of the College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences and former RSES director, confesses that he couldn’t stop smiling when he found out he...
23 July 2013
Experiments run in the Geophysical Fluid Dynamics laboratory at RSES, using tanks of viscose corn syrup and a modified pressure cooker to replicate the Earth’s tectonic...
10 July 2013
In a new multi-disciplinary study published last week in Scientific Reports, a team of mineral physicists and seismologists from Europe and Australia re-investigated inner core...
10 July 2013
Professor O’Neill is a world-leading researcher in experimental petrology, studying the changes that occur in minerals and rocks in the deep Earth. Receiving his BA in...
Australia-Antarctica-India Breakup
6 July 2013
A new study has used computer modelling to show the ancient movements of the Australian, Indian and Antarctic tectonic plates are not as we thought. The international team of...

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