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Mysterious clouds could offer new clues on dark matter

The hunt for gravitational waves, ripples in space and time caused by major cosmic cataclysms, could help solve one of the Universe's other burning mysteries - boson clouds and whether they are a leading contender for dark matter.

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The hunt for gravitational waves, ripples in space and time caused by major cosmic cataclysms, could help solve one of the Universe's other burning mysteries - boson clouds and whether they are a leading contender for dark matter.

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Professor Kurt Lambeck in front of projection showing an image of the Earth from space.

News | 15 Jun 2021

King of navigation wins Queen's top honour

A leading ANU researcher who helped make GPS a tool we all use each day has been awarded the top gong in the Order of Australia.

News | 26 May 2021

Monitoring genetic diversity will benefit nature and society

An ecological crisis overshadowed by the threats of mass species extinctions and climate change impacts could be just as serious to ecosystems and human society, according to a new study by an international team of scientists.

Two side by side photos. One is a head shot of Dorrit Jacob, the other is Barry Pogson standing with plants.

News | 25 May 2021

World leading ANU scientists recognised among nation's best

A plant biologist and geochemist from The Australian National University have both been recognised for their outstanding contributions to their fields of science.

Two pink cancer cells on teal green background.

News | 24 May 2021

Ancestral dormant genes could be driving cancer

In a new paper published this week in the journal BioEssays, researchers from The Australian National University and Arizona State University challenge the conventional model that cancer is driven by random mutations.

Analysis and opinion | 29 Apr 2021

Next time you see a butterfly, treasure the memory: scientists raise alarm on these 26 species

Our team of 28 scientists identified the top 26 Australian butterfly species and subspecies at greatest risk of extinction. We also estimated the probability that they will be lost within 20-years.

Research story | 8 Apr 2021

Climate change in the Australian Alps

We met Professor Nicotra in the Snowy Mountains and asked what she learned from 2020.

Research story | 18 Mar 2021

Only the lonely: an endangered bird is forgetting its song as the species dies out

In healthy populations, the song of regent honeyeaters is complex and long. But where the population is very small, the song is sadly diminished.

 Diego Márquez in glass house with maize plant

News | 16 Mar 2021

Scientists show drought-tolerant crops need skin in the game

ANU experts have found a way to precisely measure a crop’s water loss through its skin, not just the pores on their leaves.

Composite image of award winners

News | 11 Mar 2021

Shining stars of science honoured with Academy awards

Three researchers from ANU who've changed the way we see the world have been recognised for their ground-breaking work with prestigious awards from The Australian Academy of Science.

Mosquito

News | 4 Mar 2021

The fatal chink in malaria parasite’s armour

Researchers from The Australian National University (ANU) have exposed a fatal flaw in the deadly parasite that causes malaria - one of the world's biggest killers.