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Discover how science research at ANU is shaping our future.

‘Smart plants’ and water use research win ARC Fellowships

Professor Barry Pogson was awarded $2.9 million to create higher-yielding and more resilient 'smart plants'.

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Charred landscape by James Walsh

3 Apr 2020

A major scorecard gives the health of Australia's environment less than 1 out of 10

Immediate action is needed to put Australia’s environment on a course to recovery.

10 Mar 2020

A rare natural phenomenon brings severe drought to Australia. Climate change is making it more common

Climate drivers, such as the Indian Ocean Dipole, are an entirely natural phenomenon, but climate change is modifying the behaviour of these climate modes.

6 Mar 2020

Why aren’t women in science applying for grants?

If you look at the list of ANU College of Science research projects receiving funding in the 2020 round of ARC Discovery Grants, something stands out.

Artist Ngaio Fitzpatrick with her glass artwork

18 Nov 2019

Requiem for a reef

Atop Mt Stromlo, under a full moon, researchers, musicians and a glass artist met to draw attention to the impacts of climate change on coral reef ecosystems.

Aerial photo of smoke clouds over Australia's coastline

12 Nov 2019

ANU research helps firefighters on the front line

Dr Marta Yebra is using remote sensing techniques to advise fire authorities about where to deploy firefighting resources.

Brooke Roy, an apprentice at the Earth Sciences Engineering Workshop.

5 Nov 2019

Fitting and turning for world-class research

Where does an ANU researcher go when they need to get a meteorite cut?

30 Sep 2019

Wait—we’re sexist towards birds now?

Five years ago, an ANU biologist proved that most female songbirds sing, but it’s a finding that many people are struggling to accept.

9 Sep 2019

Space frontier, down a gold mine

Scientists will build a research lab at the bottom of a gold mine in country Victoria in an effort to crack one of the Universe’s biggest mysteries.

6 Sep 2019

Study finds a barrier to NT crocs returning to capture sites

New insights into the navigation and movement of crocodiles could help stop clashes between crocs and humans.

Mossy Red-eyed Frog (Duellmanohyla soralia)

27 Aug 2019

The last croak

A strange fungal disease is killing frogs and other amphibians in Australia and other parts of the world.

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