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DNA helps solve riddle of how clever crows craft tools

A clever piece of detective work by an international team has helped solved the mystery of which plants a population of crows on New Caledonia use to craft tools.

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A clever piece of detective work by an international team has helped solved the mystery of which plants a population of crows on New Caledonia use to craft tools.

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Research story | 2 Mar 2021

Calling all puzzle fans: do you have what it takes to work in cryptography?

What, exactly, happens on the fifth floor of the Hanna Neumann Building? To find out, you first need to break the code.

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News | 1 Feb 2021

Major sum adds up to even better maths thinking

A $785,000 donation from the US-based Simons Foundation will go to Australia's only maths research in residence program, MATRIX.

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News | 31 Jul 2020

New mathematical research partnership announced

The Australian National University has joined Monash University and The University of Melbourne in a new mathematical research partnership called MATRIX.

Prof Nerilie Abram holds up a coral core in the lab.

News | 1 May 2020

ANU and ABC partner to promote science for the public good

Scientists across Australia will get the chance to show the nation how their work is for the public good, under a new partnership between ANU and the ABC.

News | 27 Mar 2020

COVID-19 update to students on changes to ANU campus

To relieve financial pressures and stress to students caused by COVID-19, Vice Chancellor Professor Brian Schmidt has announced additional support measures.

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News | 25 Mar 2020

ANU campuses move to remote work and study

Vice-Chancellor Professor Brian Schmidt today announced The Australian National University (ANU) will move to remote work and study from tomorrow.

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News | 19 Mar 2020

ANU to pause coursework teaching for one week

ANU Vice-Chancellor Professor Brian Schmidt announced ANU will pause coursework teaching for one week from Monday 23 March.

Research story | 6 Mar 2020

Why aren’t women in science applying for grants?

If you look at the list of ANU College of Science research projects receiving funding in the 2020 round of ARC Discovery Grants, something stands out.

Analysis and opinion | 26 Feb 2020

We won’t have fusion generators in five years. But the holy grail of clean energy may still be on its way

How far away we are from harnessing the energy that powers the sun and stars?

Analysis and opinion | 29 Aug 2019

We asked dads in STEM: how do you manage parenthood AND a career?

How often are fathers asked to justify having both a family AND a career?

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