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Larissa Nicholson

Larissa Nicholson is a journalist at The Canberra Times.

ACT Wildlife volunteers get approval to care for Canberra's animals

Larissa Nicholson Orphaned baby possums and kingfishers with broken wings are being cared for by the volunteers of ACT Wildlife.

Meet the average March In March protester

Scenes from March in March rally in front of Parliament House in Canberra on Monday 17 March 2014. Photo: Alex Ellinghausen

Larissa Nicholson A well-educated GetUp member concerned about asylum seekers, the environment and the behaviour of Tony Abbott - meet the average March in March protester.

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ANU research: age of stars could unlock secrets of the universe

Larissa Nicholson Discovering the age of stars using a new technique may help build a much better understanding of the history of the universe, a Canberra scientist says.

NDIS eligibility rules may deny hundreds help, says advocate Ian Rentsch

Mental Health Community Coalition ACT head, Ian Rentsch.

Larissa Nicholson Hundreds of mentally ill Canberrans may struggle to access their entitlements under the NDIS, advocates say.

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Vital to check blood pressure and cholesterol

Larissa Nicholson Public servant Jeannie Southgate was travelling through eastern Europe nearly two years ago when she sought medical treatment for a severe headache.

Earth Hour focuses on preventing reef madness

Artist Jorge Pujol of Hervey Bay who has designed the lighting of 3600 candles for Earth Hour at Federation Mall, and Rachel Lynskey of Ainslie, Scott Walker of Campbell, Nivi Nair of Aranda and Jill Byrnes of Hervey Bay who will be taking part in Earth Hour.

Larissa Nicholson More than 3500 candles will light up the lawns of Parliament House on Saturday evening in a call for action on climate change.

Top thinkers entered into Australian Academy of Science

Larissa Nicholson A self-described "discovery-junkie" with a passion for biodiversity will take his place among Australia's scientific elite this May.

Heart disease remains number one Australian killer

Larissa Nicholson Heart disease continues to kill far more Australians than any other cause, according to new statistics released on Tuesday.

Yass students forced to travel to ACT as Mt Carmel closes

Katharyn Brine, Karan Gabriel and Larissa Nicholson Yass students will be given priority enrolment at schools in Canberra's north next year after the town's local Catholic secondary school closes.

Natural bleach kick-started life on earth: researcher


Larissa Nicholson Natural bleach may have been responsible for kick starting life on earth, a Canberra researcher says.

Lisa Scharoun's rainbow vaccination reminder wins Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation award

Dr Lisa Scharoun, Assistant Professor of Graphic Design at the University of Canberra.

Larissa Nicholson Using colourful design to remind parents to vaccinate their children has won a Canberra academic world recognition.

After 30 years of near-misses ex-farmer takes out sheep dog trials

Larissa Nicholson Victory was 30 years in the making for Laurie Slater at the 2014 National Sheep Dog Trials.

Man dies in Hindmarsh Drive crash

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Larissa Nicholson Canberra records its third road fatality in 2014.

University of Canberra Students' Association hands back Arscott House

University of Canberra.

Larissa Nicholson The University of Canberra said the move will not affect student residents.

Police investigating fire at cafe

Fire overnight at a cafe in Brierly street, Weston.

Larissa Nicholson Suspicious fire at Weston cafe was the second in two years.

School students experiment with science careers

Larissa Nicholson The thrill of discovery and lots of international travel await those who choose a career in science: researchers.

Gungahlin Jets out of pocket again

Larissa Nicholson The unluckiest sporting club in Canberra has been dealt yet another blow, with its second burglary in less than a month.

Tiny life forms found way to survive ice ages without leaving Antarctica

Map of volcanoes known to have been active since the last Ice Age. Inset lower left: volcanic Mount Erebus (photo by Steven Chown). Inset upper right: moss growing around a fumarole in the South Sandwich Islands (photo by Peter Convey).

Larissa Nicholson Tiny Antarctic creatures may have survived successive ice ages by sheltering in frozen caves created by hot steam from active volcanoes, scientists say.

Help for sick students stuck at home

Larissa Nicholson School could be brought closer to home for sick teenagers through the work of one dedicated Canberran.

Delightful duets prove Darwin slightly off-key over birdsong

Larissa Nicholson Australian scientists are helping to re-write the biology textbooks, challenging long held beliefs about the role of birdsong.