Australian National University

Forget exoplanets, we want to know how Earth emerged

The mysteries of how exoplanets formed are always intriguing scientists, but there is another enigma in space that has the potential to fascinate us …

Universe

Hydro’s 2050 untapped energy sites

TASMANIA has about 2050 pumped hydro sites which could store enough electricity for 6000 gigawatt hours of energy, new research from the Australian …

Energy

Heat-loving Australian ants believe in diversity, hint 74 species new to science

The 'furnace ants' or 'honeypot ants' present a very large genus of ants, Melophorus, confined to Australia. Long believed to be megadiverse, some …

Evolution

Sea turtles to seaweed: the plight of Chinese students returning home with an Australian degree

<b>Beijing:</b> The plight of a Chinese student whose parents sold their home to pay for an Australian university education but only found a job handing out …

Australian News

Scientists Make Breakthrough in Light-Based Computer Microchips

Imagine taking lightning and turning it into thunder. That’s how University of Sydney researchers explain their latest breakthrough. They’ve …

University of Sydney

Engineers create ultra-high resolution images in anti-counterfeiting breakthrough | ZDNet

Engineers from the University of Glasgow have uncovered a new form of high-resolution image printing that could be used for data storage and digital …

Engineering

ANU finds 22,000 potential pumped hydro sites in Australia

The Australian National University (ANU) has completed an audit of 22,000 potential sites across Australia for pumped hydro energy storage, which can …

Energy

Myanmar Must Accept Responsibility for Rohingya alongside Openness to Diversity

The Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA) has been labeled a terrorist organization. It has caused a number of deaths—local civilian as well as security personnel. It is to be condemned and rooted out—no doubt about that at all. Indeed, since over two years ago, think tanks and diplomats in …

Asia

Why is Australia talking tough about major trade partner China?

This year, Australia declared rhetorical war on China. The words being used by Australian leaders are the harshest any time since diplomatic …

News (China)

'Underdog' solar race car built by students unveiled in Canberra

The Australian National University (ANU) has unveiled its entrant for the 2017 solar car race from Darwin to Adelaide.<p>ANU's 'Super Charge' is the …

Australian Universities

National outlook project to identify competitive industries of the future

National Australia Bank and the CSIRO are coordinating a project to deeply explore ways for Australia to grow its most globally competitive …

Australian News

Australian researchers store light as sound for the first time

Photonic or light-based computers would run around 20 times quicker than today’s electronic laptops if microchips could process data in speedy …

Quantum Mechanics

Scientists Create Most Accurate Estimate of Earth's Composition

Even today, we don't know exactly what our home planet is made of.<p>What is Earth made of? Interestingly enough, we don't exactly know. We can use magnetic fields and seismic waves to measure the densities and movements of material deep in the mantle, liquid outer core, and solid inner core of the …

Geology

Cashless welfare card report does not support ministers' claims, researcher says

Janet Hunt says the government’s own final report on the effect the card has had does not prove a reduction in alcohol consumption, gambling or violence<p>A new research paper has issued a damning assessment of the quality of the report the Turnbull government has been using to promote its cashless …

Research

Tail wagging the dog? Our leadership failure on same-sex marriage

After speaking recently at a writers' festival, I was asked about what in Australia's history could account for our failure to legislate same-sex …

Australian News

LOL Democracy! Young Voters Are Baffled by Mail-In Ballots

Both sides in Australia’s referendum on same-sex marriage wonder if millennials, more accustomed to texting and social media, actually know how to send a letter<p>CANBERRA, Australia—The future of democracy faces an unexpected challenge from within.<p>Can young voters learn to use a mailbox?<p>The outcome …

Same-sex Marriage

TECH EXPERT: People who fear robots taking their jobs 'lack imagination'

Dr Catherine Ball. (Source: Vivid Sydney, supplied)<p>There’s been much talk about whether the rise of intelligent robots, machine learning and …

Universal Basic Income

The outback scientists keeping an eye on North Korea

A cluster of humble tin sheds carves a lone figure on the Australian outback landscape.<p>At first glance, it could be mistaken for a farmyard but its …

North Korea

China Begins to Contemplate Life Without Kim

U.S. Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Joseph Dunford, center left, and Chief of the General Staff of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army …

North Korea

Chinese academics prod Beijing to consider North Korea contingencies

BEIJING: Chinese academics are publicly broaching the idea that China and the United States should share plans on how to deal with a potential …

North Korea

'Timeliness is key': ANU's 'unhelpful' response to tuberculosis

The Australian National University took three months to provide public health officials with a full list of staff and students potentially infected …

Australian News

Monster Storms Change Coastlines, Not Minds on Climate Change

Back-to-back hurricanes fueled by warm Atlantic waters may have altered the coasts of Texas and Florida, but there’s no indication they are shifting …

Business

Businesses failing to train managers in how to detect domestic violence

Most Australian workplaces are failing to train managers in how to detect and help domestic violence victims, despite saying they are committed to …

Business (Australia)

Oh baby: the economics of childcare

Childcare is a big deal. It's an industry that generates around a billion dollars of profit a year in Australia, and actually costs a lot more. A …

Australian News

NZ MP admits he taught Chinese spies

A Chinese-born New Zealand MP has admitted to teaching Chinese spies, while working as a lecturer in Louyang.<p>But Jang Yang has rejected reports he …

New Zealand

Most expensive Apple iPhone in history will hit Australian wallets hardest

The most expensive Apple iPhone in the tech giant’s history will cost Australians hundreds of dollars more than users in the United …

Australian Universities

China’s new campaign to instil official historical narrative in Xinjiang

China’s far western Xinjiang is set to roll out an ideological campaign to instil the official Communist Party narrative of the region’s history in …

China

Seaweed may help heal injured brain tissue, Australian research finds

People have been eating seaweed for decades and now Australian researchers believe the marine algae can be used to help heal damaged brain tissue …

Breakthroughs

Undiscovered plants and animals may reside in warm caves under Antarctic glaciers

Deep beneath Antartica's glaciers are extensive subglacial cave networks formed by steam from active volcanos. These mysterious caves are still …

Science

Armed forces are no place for 16-year-olds

Academics back an SNP youth campaign to raise the minimum recruitment age to 18<p>It is unacceptable that the British armed forces continue to recruit people under the age of 18. We are academics who research the armed forces or who are concerned with the wellbeing of young people, and it has been …

News (Scotland)