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Discovery shakes beliefs of Earth to the core

ANU Media Release, 29 March 2012 For a century, scientists have assumed that the Earth has same chemical make-up as the sun. But this belief has been challenged by scientists at The Australian National University. Professors Ian Campbell and Hugh O’Neill from the Research School of Earth Sciences at ANU said their research shakes up … Continue reading

Discovery shakes belief of Earth to the core

For a century, scientists have assumed that the Earth has the same chemical makeup as the sun. But this belief has been challenged by Professor Ian Campbell and Professor Hugh O’Neill from the Research School of Earth Sciences, who’s research shakes up our understanding of the Earth’s chemistry – right to the core. “For decades … Continue reading

Tamworth built on rock ‘n’ roll

Tamworth is famous as the home of Australian country music. But 350 million years ago, some hardcore rock n roll was also happening. Scientists from the Research School of Earth Sciences have discovered that granites in the New England area near Tamworth were produced by a remarkable process, whereby the magmas erupted from volcanoes turned to mud, then … Continue reading

Book review – Role Models

Originally published in FUSE Online, 21 March 2012 (http://www.fusemagazine.com.au/index.php/regulars/op-ed/2217-role-models-by-john-waters)  When we think of role models we think of sports hero, rock stars and Hollywood hunks.  But, how about having a porn star as your role model? Or an alcoholic, verbally abusive owner of a local bar? Or, how about a member of the Manson family? … Continue reading

Born this way?

Originally published in FUSE, March 2012 “I understand that for many people it’s not, but for me it’s a choice, and you don’t get to define my gayness for me.” This is what Cynthia Nixon, best known for her role as Miranda in Sex and the City, and a woman who spent fifteen years in … Continue reading

Reach for the stars with a SkyMapper Internship

Originally published in ANU On Campus, March 2 2012 Sudents have the chance to explore the Universe with an internship in one of the world’s most exciting astronomical research projects, SkyMapper. Over the next few years the SkyMapper telescope will be used to map the southern sky to unprecedented depth. Astronomers will be able to … Continue reading