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Two green parrots

High fliers: pleasure-seeking parrots are using aromatic plants, stinky ants and alcohol

These parrots were spotted applying chewed pepper tree bark and shoots to their feathers and skin during preening. What are they up to?

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Two green parrots
Wednesday, 19 Jun 2024
  • Analysis and opinion

These parrots were spotted applying chewed pepper tree bark and shoots to their feathers and skin during preening. What are they up to?

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Woman holds portrait
Tuesday, 18 Jun 2024
  • Career story

“I do think things would be very different if I hadn’t met Leanne,” says micropaleontologist and PhD candidate Kelly-Anne Lawler.

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PhD candidate Rosie Georgelin | Photo: ANU Advancement
Tuesday, 18 Jun 2024
  • Student blog

When athletic clothing retailer Lululemon recently unveiled its first jacket made from recycled polyester, The Australian National University (ANU) Industry PhD student Rosie Georgelin felt a sense of pride and excitement.

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Diagram of weather bridge between Australia and Antarctica
Friday, 14 Jun 2024
  • Analysis and opinion

New research has reconstructed the past 2,000 years of southeast Australia’s bushfire weather, drawing on evidence of past climates laid down in changing patterns in deep ice in East Antarctica.

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ICDP welcomes Australia
Thursday, 06 Jun 2024
  • News

Australian scientists now have access to a more complete understanding of our planet, as Australia becomes a member of the International Continental Scientific Drilling Program (ICDP).

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Schematic of characterizing the transmission amplitudes from two input directions using a tunable laser.
Thursday, 06 Jun 2024
  • News

A new technology is set to make light-based quantum technologies more accurate and efficient for communication and encryption.

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Snow mountain
Wednesday, 05 Jun 2024
  • News

Australia’s ski industry is at risk of major disruptions and shorter seasons if the current level of climate pollution continues, according to new modelling from Protect Our Winters Australia (POW) and The Australian National University (ANU).

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Diagram of infrared light to visible image converter
Tuesday, 04 Jun 2024
  • News

Researchers from TMOS, the ARC Centre of Excellence for Transformative Meta-Optical Systems, have made significant progress in their journey to deliver a new approach to night vision technology.

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Boys at a river
Monday, 03 Jun 2024
  • Analysis and opinion

Climate scientists have long warned these days would come. The recent acceleration in warming means it’s happening sooner than we expected.

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