Chemistry

Research stories

Cockatoo research

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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Cultural burning

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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Headshot of a woman

There's a growing movement to decolonise mathematics. Professor Rowena Ball explains what this means and why it is important.

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Animals in a kitchen

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

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Woman in a lab

This ANU researcher isn’t afraid of shaking things up — making her own volcanic eruptions to better understand how they cause our climate to change.

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Man holds a spider in a clear box

“We just need to educate people and build awareness of spiders, to show that they’re not actually the bad guys we want them to be.”

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A black bird with a curved beak and red eyes

The white-winged chough is one of the weirder birds out there.

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Paleomagnetic laboratory

A secret lab? Few people know about this Earth sciences lab that’s tucked away on the side of a mountain in Canberra.

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Crocodile swimming

How did saltwater crocodiles snap up Yusuke Fukuda’s heart?

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