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Voters rejected Voice due to fears of division: ANU study

Two-in-three Australians who voted ‘no’ to a Voice to Parliament said they rejected the proposed constitutional change because it would divide the nation.

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Younger Australians less likely to disapprove of coercive control 

The vast majority of Australians consider coercive control unacceptable, but only just over half of the population know what the term means.

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The Australian National University acknowledges, celebrates and pays our respects to the Ngunnawal and Ngambri people of the Canberra region and to all First Nations Australians on whose traditional lands we meet and work, and whose cultures are among the oldest continuing cultures in human history.

Is your manager a narcissist? Here’s what you need to know.

While narcissists can be star performers at work, their management style can be damaging to staff mental health.

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The Matildas waltz in as Australia’s Word of the Year

After an incredible FIFA Women's World Cup 2023, ANU experts have chosen 'Matilda' as their Word of the Year.

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A quest to make Kriol count

Dr Denise Angelo is helping to shine a light on Indigenous 'contact' languages, with the assistance of a Weet-Bix-loving pig.

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The books that shaped Shakespeare

Four centuries after his first collected works were published, the plays of William Shakespeare are still inspiring new creative works – but the story of what inspired him is just as intriguing.

Kate Flaherty

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Flat white lie: why people use an alias to order coffee

Using a fake name to order coffee can prevent misunderstandings in a clamorous cafe, but assuming another identity may have a personal cost.

The Voice is surrounded in misinformation. Here’s what you need to know.

Informed allies will play a crucial role in dispelling disinformation about the Voice and supporting this change for a better future, says Professor Tom Calma AO.

What is the ‘nine-dash line’ and what does it have to do with the Barbie movie?

Maps can be very touchy subjects. That’s why Vietnam has banned the Barbie movie.

Big brains bring change: inside the social life of spiders

Spiders including the Australian huntsman have evolved to be more social, according to new research.

Scientists discover rapidly growing black hole

The fastest-growing black hole of the last nine billion years has been discovered by an international team led by astronomers at ANU. 

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