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Viewing the climate through a veil of broken glass

Ngaio Fitzpatrick views the climate through a veil of broken industrial glass. Discover what happens when art and science collide this National Science Week.

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A women in a blue jumper in an artist studio is looking down.
Monday, 15 Aug 2022
  • Staff profile

Ngaio Fitzpatrick views the climate through a veil of broken industrial glass. Discover what happens when art and science collide this National Science Week.

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Friday, 12 Aug 2022
  • Media release

If you've ever thought you felt the Earth move under your feet at a Canberra Raiders game, you might soon have scientific proof thanks to researchers from The Australian National University (ANU).

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Friday, 12 Aug 2022
  • Media release

A new study from ANU offers further clues about what happened to the Mediterranean during a tumultuous period that likely included the most catastrophic flooding event in Earth's recorded history.

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Thursday, 11 Aug 2022
  • Media release

The worst effects of global warming on the world's largest ice sheet could be avoided if nations around the world succeed in meeting climate targets outlined in the Paris Agreement.

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Hens and roosters on grass in a backyard
Wednesday, 10 Aug 2022
  • Analysis and opinion

Almost one in two hens in our Sydney study had significant lead levels in their blood. Similarly, about half the eggs analysed contained lead at levels that may pose a health concern for consumers.

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Tuesday, 09 Aug 2022
  • Analysis and opinion

In a new paper published in Nature Plants, we report on a natural secret that could ultimately be used to help plants thrive while using less water.

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Tuesday, 09 Aug 2022
  • Media release

Scientists from ANU and James Cook University have identified an "exquisite" natural mechanism that helps plants limit their water loss with little effect on carbon dioxide intake - an essential process for photosynthesis, plant growth and crop yield.

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Friday, 29 Jul 2022
  • Media release

Researchers from ANU have developed a new way to synthesise bicyclic peptides, with major implications for future research into drug treatments for a range of diseases including cancer, viruses and bacterial infections.

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Thursday, 28 Jul 2022
  • Media release

The team behind a powerful tool that helps farmers identify management actions that could support threatened birds on their properties is in the running for Australia's top science prizes.

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