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Regent honeyeaters were once kings of flowering gums. Now they're on the edge of extinction. What happened?

Less than 80 years ago, regent honeyeaters ruled Australia’s flowering gum forests, with huge raucous flocks roaming from Adelaide to Rockhampton. Now, there are less than 300 birds left in the wild.

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Regent honeyeater, a black and yellow bird, on a branch

Less than 80 years ago, regent honeyeaters ruled Australia’s flowering gum forests, with huge raucous flocks roaming from Adelaide to Rockhampton. Now, there are less than 300 birds left in the wild.

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Media release | 22 Nov 2021

New Director for the Mathematical Sciences Institute

ANU has appointed distinguished theoretical astrophysicist Professor Lilia Ferrario as the new Director of the Mathematical Sciences Institute in the College of Science.

Media release, News | 8 Oct 2021

Brilliant ANU scientists take out Eureka prizes

The brains behind a book aimed at inspiring children with a gravity-defying emu and the team helping to save endangered languages are among the winners of Australia's top science awards - the Eureka Prizes.

Bettina Hill is standing in front of stone columns

Career story | 9 Mar 2021

How applied mathematics planted artist Bettina Hill on cloud nine

What do you do after embarking on a career in visual arts? Study applied mathematics, obviously.

Outside of university building showing metal panels with an encoded message

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.

Sequence of maths equations in white text, layered on top of each other over a black background.

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.

Woman writing mathematics equations

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.

ANU Campus.

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.

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