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Two green parrots

High fliers: pleasure-seeking parrots are using aromatic plants, stinky ants and alcohol

These parrots were spotted applying chewed pepper tree bark and shoots to their feathers and skin during preening. What are they up to?

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A woman writing equations on a whiteboard
Friday, 08 Mar 2024
  • News

"We physicists think we understand tunnelling well, but when you take a closer look, there are a lot of paradoxes – there’s so much more behind it."

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Scientist with drag queen
Wednesday, 28 Feb 2024
  • News

ANU graduate and biologist 'WELI' knows more about kangaroos than most. He's hopped to the number one spot in the 2024 Dance Your PhD global contest with his quirky submission, ‘Kangaroo Time (Club Edit)’.

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headshot of a man in a lab
Tuesday, 27 Feb 2024
  • News

Professor Alexander Maier, from the ANU Research School of Biology, has taken out the science category in the 2023 Awards for Teaching Excellence, announced by Universities Australia.

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Bee on hand
Tuesday, 27 Feb 2024
  • Analysis and opinion

We have a small and vanishing window to collect bees before the inevitable rapid spread of the varroa mites, and the mass die-offs, occur.

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Two scientists in a lab
Tuesday, 27 Feb 2024
  • News

The heart of future quantum devices could be lit up by arrays of tiny glow-sticks, developed by ANU physicists.

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A large-eyed mouse on red dirt
Friday, 23 Feb 2024
  • Analysis and opinion

Australia can lay claim to two new native mammal species, discovered as part of collaborative new research published in the journal Molecular Ecology.

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A black hole in front of a glowing red mass
Tuesday, 20 Feb 2024
  • News

The fastest-growing black hole ever recorded – devouring the equivalent of one sun every day – has been discovered by researchers at ANU.

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Fluffy mammal in a tree
Wednesday, 14 Feb 2024
  • Analysis and opinion

Ecologists were shocked by a recent announcement by New South Wales environment authorities that they believe loosens protections for southern greater gliders in logging areas.

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Orange bellied parrot juveniles in a calico bag
Wednesday, 14 Feb 2024
  • News

Australian birds that live on islands are among the species most at risk of extinction, a first-of-its-kind study from The Australian National University has shown.

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