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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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Male fairy wren feeding a Horsfield's bronze cuckoo fledgling
Friday, 31 May 2024
  • Analysis and opinion

In new research published in Science, biologists show how coevolution drives the creation of new species of cuckoos.

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Cockatoo research
Wednesday, 29 May 2024
  • Research story

Working on the Clever Cockie Project, Dr Julia Penndorf is tracking all the odd but fascinating behaviours that Sydney and Canberra cockatoos get up to in urban environments.

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Antarctica ice from above
Tuesday, 28 May 2024
  • Analysis and opinion

This new research uses gravity-sensing satellites to track how changes in water storage on land can cause unexpected fluctuations in sea levels.

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Composite image of six headshots
Thursday, 23 May 2024
  • News

A number of talented ANU researchers have been elected as Fellows of the Australian Academy of Science.

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Woman with hands on a dead glider
Tuesday, 21 May 2024
  • Analysis and opinion

Last week, an endangered southern greater glider was found dead next to an area logged to create fuel breaks along the Yarra Ranges National Park. The news triggered outrage.

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Headshot of a man
Monday, 20 May 2024
  • News

A new AI tool to more quickly and accurately classify brain tumours has been developed by ANU researchers.

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Cultural burning
Friday, 17 May 2024
  • Impact story (giving)
  • Research story

ANU ecologists and a cohort of New South Wales Local Aboriginal Land Councils are joining together on a project to re-introduce cultural burning in box-gum grassy woodlands and to monitor the environmental outcomes of the burns.

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Plant in lab
Thursday, 16 May 2024
  • News

The discovery of a new critical enzyme could help engineer climate resilient crops capable of sucking far more carbon dioxide from the atmosphere in a much more efficient way.

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Rainforest
Friday, 26 Apr 2024
  • Analysis and opinion

What does the evidence say about what tall, wet forests actually looked like 250 years ago? The answer matters because it influences how these forests are managed.

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