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Two women in a lab

Nanoscale tent makes diabetes breath test a reality

A new breath-testing device, developed at ANU, could supersede the finger-prick that is a daily burden for people with diabetes, who need to monitor their blood glucose.

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Animals in a kitchen
Monday, 25 Mar 2024
  • Research story

What business does a wild animal have in contributing to our domestic bliss?

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Two baby parrots
Monday, 25 Mar 2024
  • News

A new evaluation from ANU scientists of the number of swift parrots left in the wild has confirmed their population size is likely only a few hundred and declining rapidly. 

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man in the bush
Tuesday, 19 Mar 2024
  • Analysis and opinion

How did Australia’s environment fare against this onslaught of global climate records? In short, 2023 was a year of opposites.

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Woman with binoculars near trees
Monday, 18 Mar 2024
  • Analysis and opinion

If you see a bird but don’t record it in an app, did it even happen?

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Gum tree
Friday, 15 Mar 2024
  • Analysis and opinion

New research sheds light on the importance of old trees for birds, here's why.

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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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Illustration from Alice in Wonderland
Tuesday, 13 Feb 2024
  • News

“Most people don’t even realise we’re all affected by pollution throughout our whole lives," says Dr Julia Jasonsmith from ANU Fenner School of Environment and Society.

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There is no planet B
Monday, 05 Feb 2024
  • Analysis and opinion

Wanting to do good for the environment can come with a serious emotional burden – two ANU experts share their insights on how to channel climate anxiety into positive change.

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