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ANU was established, in 1946, to advance the cause of learning and research for the nation. It is consistently ranked among the world’s best universities and many ANU graduates go on to become leaders in government, industry, research and academia.


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It’s not for doctors, researchers or other commentators to decide whether the risks of menopausal hormone therapy outweigh the benefits for individual women. racorn/Shutterstock

Here’s what you need to know about menopausal hormone therapy and cancer risk

The use of hormone replacement therapy (HRT) doubles the risk of breast cancer in menopausal women. But that doesn't mean it has no place in alleviating moderate to severe symptoms of menopause.
The marketing of Australian art largely remains a provincial exercise within a global art environment. Image: Sydney Contemporary Art Fair, 2015. AAP Image/NEWZULU/THINKING MEDIA

Friday essay: the art market is failing Australian artists

Despite rhetoric positioning Australia as a clever and creative country, its artists, particularly in the visual arts, are doing it tough, and things are progressing from bad to worse. Why is that?
Mountain Ash are the tallest flowering plants on earth. Eric Huang/Flickr

Ashes to ashes: logging and fires have left Victoria’s magnificent forests in tatters

In February 2009 the Black Saturday bushfires swept through the Mountain Ash forests of Victoria, burning 72,000 hectares. These forests are home to the tallest flowering plants on the planet, and iconic…
Indigenous management of the scenic Horizontal Falls could be in jeopardy under changes proposed by the West Australian Government. Dan Peled/AAP

Kimberley conservation threatens to take a step back on Indigenous rights

The Western Australian Minister for Environment and Heritage, Albert Jacob, has recently released the draft plan for conservation management in and around the Kimberley’s Horizontal Falls region. This…
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Your questions answered on artificial intelligence

Is genuine artificial consciousness possible? Should we protect jobs from automation? Your questions on AI and robots answered here.
The 1975 crisis surrounding the dismissal of the Whitlam government was brought about in part by the nature of Australia’s constitutional arrangements. NLA

What might The Dismissal’s legacy mean for an Australian republic push?

Is the Dismissal a moment that will become even more significant if the push for Australia to become a republic gains momentum?
Research funding is predominantly going to older male researchers rather than younger men and women. Shutterstock

Are we funding the right researchers in Australia?

If we want the Australian university sector to help fuel innovation, then we need to ensure the right researchers are being supported by our funding bodies, such as the Australian Research Council (ARC…

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