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Close up photo of two swift parrot chicks, held in a person's hands. The birds are grey and fluffy with rainbow coloured feathers.

Parrots pushed to extinction, despite protection policies

Habitat destruction by logging and agriculture is pushing parrot species towards extinction, while current protected areas are failing to mitigate these effects, according to new research.

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Close up photo of two swift parrot chicks, held in a person's hands. The birds are grey and fluffy with rainbow coloured feathers.

Habitat destruction by logging and agriculture is pushing parrot species towards extinction, while current protected areas are failing to mitigate these effects, according to new research.

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Steve Madden in physics laboratory showing laser research.

News | 30 Nov 2020

The chips stack up for Eureka prize winner

Professor Steve Madden has taken out one of Australia's top scientific honours.

Xingshuo Huang holds a diamond anvil  used to make diamonds in the lab

News | 19 Nov 2020

Scientists make insta-bling at room temperature

An international team of scientists has defied nature to make diamonds in minutes in a laboratory at room temperature - a process that normally requires billions of years, huge amounts of pressure and super-hot temperatures.

Professor Susan Scott and Professor David McClelland in gravitational wave laboratory

News | 29 Oct 2020

PM’s science prize honours gravitational-wave researchers

The 2020 Prime Minister's Prize for Science has been awarded to two physicists from ANU and two scientists from other institutions for their ground-breaking work to detect ripples in space and time known as gravitational waves.

Jennifer Zhu

Career story | 6 Oct 2020

As bushfires ravaged the country, space coordination expert Jennifer Zhu reported for duty

ANU graduate Jennifer Zhu is helping grow Australia’s space industry.

Artist impression of two black holes colliding in space.

News | 3 Sep 2020

Mammoth collision of `impossible’ black holes detected

The most massive black hole collision ever detected has been directly observed by the LIGO and VIRGO Scientific Collaboration, which includes scientists from ANU.

Wind turbines

News | 3 Sep 2020

Australia is leading the world in deploying renewable energy

Australia continues to lAustralia continues to lead the world in the per capita roll out of energy generated by solar and wind, resulting in lower greenhouse gas emissions and falling electricity prices, according to a new analysis fromead the world in the per capita roll out of energy generated by solar and wind, resulting in lower greenhouse gas emissions and falling electricity prices, according to a new analysis from ANU.

Milky Way

News | 25 Aug 2020

Ancient star explosions revealed in the deep sea

A mystery surrounding the space around our solar system is unfolding thanks to evidence of supernovae found in deep-sea sediments. 

Group of students (8) undertaking science experiments in laboratory.

News | 21 Aug 2020

meriSTEM helps ensure the flow of Australian science grads

This year, over 1,000 senior high school students across the country are getting crash courses in the sciences straight from leading experts using meriSTEM, an initiative of The Australian National University (ANU).

PhD student Aditya Tripathi working on optical diagnostic of the topological lasers.

News | 28 Jul 2020

Researchers develop tiny but tough lasers

An international team of scientists led by ANU researchers has developed a new robust type of light technology that could lead to cheaper and faster devices.

Lead author Dr Siva Karuturi

Research story | 20 Jul 2020

ANU researchers set new solar-to-hydrogen efficiency record

Researchers at The Australian National University have achieved a new efficiency record for hydrogen cells that can convert water into hydrogen.

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