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Size does matter – at least in the animal kingdom

Forget trying to establish what dark matter is, Canberra academics have answered the all-important question – does size matter – and it appears the male obsession is justified. When it comes to...

Green and golden bell frog returns to Canberra

Canberra's wetlands will soon echo with the sound of a frog not seen in the ACT for 45 years - croaking, but not croaked, one might say.

Dingoes given ‘almost-human’ status in pre-colonial Australia 

It's said that a dog is a man’s best friend, but the wild dingo is much maligned in Australia, this may not always have been the case though.

ANU returns three ancient artefacts to Italian ownership

The ANU Classics Museum will return three ancient artefacts that have been in its possession for several decades to the Italian Government.

The meaning of life solved by ANU scientists

Science’s equivalent of the Oscars, the Eureka Prize has singled out two ANU scientists for their work in trying to answer the million-dollar question: how did the world’s first life form evolve...

ANU to employ professional staff to improve student safety on campus

In a bid to tackle sexual assaults and sexual harassment, the Australian National University is planning to invest in professionally-trained staff to improve student safety at on-campus residences. In 2022, the ANU received...

Genomics key to Indigenous health equality: ANU expert

First Nations Australians must be given access to the power and potential of genomics and the health benefits it delivers, a leading health researcher from The Australian National University (ANU) says.

Race against time to find ancient Indigenous carvings on boab trees

University researchers from Canberra and WA are working with a group of Indigenous Australians in a race against time to document ancient art in the bark of Australia’s boab trees and in some of the roughest terrain on Earth.

Tech giant Atlassian headhunting for Canberra’s ‘best and brightest’

Billionaire CEO and co-founder of the Australian global technology giant Atlassian, Scott Farquhar was flanked by Chief Minister Andrew Barr at ANU today to announce he has 1,032 jobs up for grabs.

ANU to support Aussie start-up in growing plants on the moon  

An ambitious mission that aims to grow plants on the moon within the next three years is set to benefit from The Australian National University's (ANU) unique expertise in plant biology. Led by...

Canberra artists transform vacant city space into creative hub

Creativity is alive and well in Canberra's City Centre thanks to today's launch of the Second Space program, set to activate and repurpose vacant tenancies and buildings in the CBD.