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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.

Woman holding a diagram

24 Nov 2020

It’s not like having your appendix out: why communication matters for women having a hysterectomy

"I'm going to listen to the gynaecologists, I'm going to listen to the hysterectomy patients."

Bronwyn Wilkes holding a basket of fruit and vegetables

21 Sep 2020

If receiving your fruit and veg box makes you feel weirdly happy, you’re not alone

Beyond the convenience of skipping supermarket queues, it seems the humble fruit and veggie box can make some people feel, well, happier.

7 Aug 2020

These koalas escaped disaster. Now they are getting a second chance.

A group of ANU researchers are helping rehabilitate koalas after the 2020 bushfires.