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Strange neighbours: the sanctuary on the edge of our city 

At Mulligans Flat Woodland Sanctuary you can spot animals that haven’t existed in their natural habitat for more than a century. Now the ANU experts behind this conservation experiment are taking it a step further.

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Heart-to-hearts in the Red Centre

A remote placement in Central Australia helped medical student Atul Sharma to embrace his Australian-Indian identity.

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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.

Family is changing. So is how we think about family history

The lonely family tree has become a sprawling ecology. The way we talk about family history needs to reflect that change.

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What’s in a name? Why the words we use for family members tell a much bigger story

The language we use to describe our family members can tell us a lot about our society and its values, according to ANU expert Sam Passmore.

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Why do we love Eurovision?

The international song contest has a devoted following in Australia, but do we really belong?

Amanda Diaz
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Painting the universe red: meet the nuclear physicist exploring dark energy

Hunting for dark matter and abstract painting are all in a day’s work for Raghda Abdel Khaleq, a PhD researcher in nuclear physics. 

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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.

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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