Can birds mean to be mean?

We're looking at you, cuckoos.

Find out why cuckoos choose violence


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Since it’s Bad Bird Season, we ask cuckoo apologist - sorry, cuckoo expert - Professor Naomi Langmore to explain how it could possibly be that the cuckoo doesn’t mean to be mean, when it sure looks like it does.

Research projects

This repository shows a sample of science, health and medicine research at ANU. Visit our research school websites for more detail.
A researcher in a lab with a plastic bottle.

21 Sep 2021

Start-up to tackle plastic crisis with "infinite recycling"

A new Australian enviro-tech start-up backed by ANU will "infinitely" recycle plastic to help solve the global plastic pollution crisis.

A bird on a tree branch

17 Sep 2021

Destroying vegetation along fences and roads could worsen our extinction crisis, yet the NSW government just allowed it

Many native species can all be found in vegetation along fences and roadsides outside formal conservation areas. And yet, the NSW government last week made it legal for rural landholders to clear vegetation on their properties, up to 25 metres from their property boundaries, without approval.

9.30am 11 October – 11.30am 15 October 2021

H2O Hack: Solving Water Challenges from Space

The 2021 H2O Hack is offering the opportunity for researchers, entrepreneurs and innovators to make a difference, solve real life water problems across Australia – and win prizes!

5.15pm 12 October 2021

Remote Learning Essentials - First year as a Science Student at ANU

Do you have questions about commencing your postgraduate science degree remotely? Join us to learn what your experience as a first year student at the Australian National University will be.

Science CommunicationPhysicsEarth & Marine SciencesEngineeringChemistryBiologyEnvironment & SustainabilityMathematicsAstronomy & Astrophysics