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Weather and climate modelling powers up at ANU

Future weather and climate predictions have been given a major boost with the launch of a new national research facility worth $7.6 million.

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Friday, 24 Jun 2022
  • Media release

Future weather and climate predictions have been given a major boost with the launch of a new national research facility worth $7.6 million.

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Tuesday, 21 Jun 2022
  • Media release

Physicists at The Australian National University (ANU) have developed tiny translucent slides capable of producing two very different images depending on the direction in which light travels through them.

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Thursday, 16 Jun 2022
  • Research story

If you look at a  map of the most water-stressed  nations on Earth, India is coloured red, placing millions of people's lives and livelihoods in danger. But could advances in quantum physics actually be part of the solution?

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Wednesday, 15 Jun 2022
  • Media release

The humble wildlife nest box has been given a hi-tech overhaul to help greater gliders severely impacted by Australia's bushfire disaster recover.

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Wednesday, 15 Jun 2022
  • Media release

The fastest-growing black hole of the last nine billion years has been discovered by an international team led by astronomers at The Australian National University (ANU).

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Thursday, 09 Jun 2022
  • Student profile

Bacillary dysentery kills millions each year - and researcher Tanuka Sen's quest to understand it has taken her all over the world.

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ANU researcher Dr Rebecca Shellock. Image: Tracey Nearmy / ANU.
Wednesday, 08 Jun 2022
  • Media release

Major change is needed to counteract the lack of gender equality in marine science, according to new research.

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Friday, 27 May 2022
  • Media release

The raw material for evolution is much more abundant in wild animals than we previously believed, according to new research.

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Friday, 27 May 2022
  • Analysis and opinion

To measure the speed of adaptive evolution in the wild, we studied 19 populations of birds and mammals over several decades. We found they were evolving at twice to four times the speed suggested by earlier work.

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