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Male fairy wren feeding a Horsfield's bronze cuckoo fledgling

What’s that in my nest? How the evolutionary arms race between cuckoos and hosts creates new species

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

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Statue of justice
Fri, 16 Jun 2023

When science evolves, we need better mechanisms for reviewing the legal decisions based on that science.

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Glacier mountain
Fri, 16 Jun 2023

In anticipation of the next big Apline Fault seismic event, geoscientists are working hard to understand more about the Alpine Fault in New Zealand.

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Stars and people
Wed, 07 Jun 2023

The Indigenous science and stories behind Mulligans Flat.

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Koala clings to tree
Mon, 05 Jun 2023

Now begins a long and difficult process to recover vast areas of forest after more than 50 years of clearfelling and other destructive logging practices. It’s a huge job, but it can be done. Here's an outline of what’s needed.

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Boardwalk in grass
Thu, 01 Jun 2023

This is the first time an assessment of boundaries has quantified the harms to people from changes to the Earth system.

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Bees in a hive
Wed, 24 May 2023

While Australia is the last continent to be invaded by the vorroa mite, it has an opportunity to be the first to eradicate it.

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Two people looking in coral reef tank
Wed, 24 May 2023

ANU is home to a surprising slice of tropical marine life.

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Satellite over Earth
Wed, 17 May 2023

How do we find enough people with the skills necessary to grow the space technology sector?

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Black, green and blue butterfly
Tue, 16 May 2023

Until recently we had very little idea when butterflies evolved, and hypotheses concerning their place of origin were largely educated guesses.

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