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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.

3 Aug 2020

ANU Science on Location: Bruny Island

Bruny Island is a wild and windswept land mass on the east coast of Tasmania. It's one of the few places left where the swift parrot can raise its young.

Lead author Dr Siva Karuturi

20 Jul 2020

ANU researchers set new solar-to-hydrogen efficiency record

Researchers at The Australian National University have achieved a new efficiency record for hydrogen cells that can convert water into hydrogen.

Kate at walking along a storm water drain in Canberra.

1 Jul 2020

This story will change how you feel about drains

“Imagine how different it could be?” Kate asks. “Even if you didn’t get rid of the concrete, if you could just get the channel looking attractive!”

26 Jun 2020

From spy thrillers to laser beams: quantum encryption is coming

In search of an unbreakable code, ANU researchers are looking to the realm of quantum physics. And: laser beams.

A longhorn beetle (Rhytiphora).

29 May 2020

Beetle mania! PhD student Lauren is reshaping the family tree of longhorn beetles

Why judging a book by its cover has led to a tangled family tree for the longhorn beetle.

Damon Hall/Unsplash, CC BY

4 May 2020

Can’t go outside? Even seeing nature on a screen can improve your mood

Are you feeling anxious or irritated during the coronavirus lockdown? Do you constantly want to get up and move? Maybe you need a moment to engage with nature.

14 Apr 2020

ANU Science on Location: One Tree Island

When the boat finally passes into the One Tree Island lagoon, you breathe a sigh of relief. This tiny coral cay is where you will spend the next ten days.