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Dr Lara Malins in chemistry laboratory.

3 May 2021

Fighting antibiotic resistance takes guts

As a kid, Dr Lara Malins loved playing with Lego. Now she is using those same skills to build new drug leads in the fight against antibiotic resistance.

27 Apr 2021

Satellites reveal ocean currents are getting stronger, with potentially significant implications for climate change

Scientists already know the oceans are rapidly warming and sea levels are rising. But that’s not all. Now, thanks to satellite observations, we have three decades’ worth of data on how the speeds of ocean surface currents are also changing over time.

23 Apr 2021

Optimism in the face of climate change

In this video we asked Professor Saul Cunningham for his take on 2020, when he saw much of the South Coast in flames, and a community changed by the pandemic.

8 Apr 2021

Climate change in the Australian Alps

We met Professor Nicotra in the Snowy Mountains and asked what she learned from 2020.

18 Mar 2021

Only the lonely: an endangered bird is forgetting its song as the species dies out

In healthy populations, the song of regent honeyeaters is complex and long. But where the population is very small, the song is sadly diminished.

Outside of university building showing metal panels with an encoded message

2 Mar 2021

Calling all puzzle fans: do you have what it takes to work in cryptography?

What, exactly, happens on the fifth floor of the Hanna Neumann Building? To find out, you first need to break the code.

19 Feb 2021

Fighting future fires

Associate Professor Marta Yebra is using data models to better predict future bushfire behaviour.

Woman in natural bush setting, she is looking up at a wattle tree and has a mattock under her elbow. Her shirt reads Park Care and she is also wearing a rain coat.

5 Feb 2021

Moved by mountains: Research celebrates Canberrans’ love of nearby nature

If you’ve walked up Mount Taylor any time in the last few years, you might have seen Dr Kathy Eyles. She’s the one holding the mattock and taking notes.