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By Tom Collins (Australian National University, Canberra, Australia).

On my first morning at Burton and Garran Hall, I’m not gonna lie, I was scared to leave my room. 649 more words


Worst peer review. Ever.

Twitter (and the rest of the internet) has exploded with outrage at a recent sexist peer review in which the (female) authors were told that they should “…find one or two male biologists to work with (or at least obtain internal peer review from, but better yet as active co-authors), in order to serve as a possible check against interpretations that may sometimes be drifting too far away from empirical evidence into ideologically based assumptions.” 372 more words

ANU Criminology Society's first Pancake Breakfast!

Although the morning started very slowly, the first ANU Criminology Society Pancake Breakfast kicked off with a bang with over 300 pancakes given away and a number of additional society sign ups! 289 more words

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ITMO & Australia National University: Invisible Hobbits & Harry Potter? Creating Invisible Objects Without Metamaterial Cloaking

Physicists from ITMO University, Ioffe Institute and Australian National University managed to make homogenous cylindrical objects completely invisible in the microwave range. Contrary to the now prevailing notion of invisibility that relies on metamaterial coatings, the scientists achieved the result using a homogenous object without any additional coating layers. 494 more words


Anna Bligh

Anna Bligh was in Canberra last week promoting her book Through the wall: Reflections on leadership, love and survival.

We saw her at the Australian National University under the banner of an ANU and Canberra Times meet the author event. 1,752 more words

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By Tom Collins (Australian National University, Canberra, Australia).

Having to wake up at 4:30am, I can’t say I was exactly excited (I love my sleep). This morning, as always seems to be the case with flights, didn’t go according to plan. 477 more words


ONLINE GIFTS to the #world: #GreatSpirit #WhistleblowerKids in #Dutch

This ‘medicinal troubadour’ was sent by Dutch blogger Don Quijote who is telling the story of the whistleblower kids in Dutch! In German it is on… 226 more words