Chemistry

Research stories

Brown weevil on green plant

Insect specimens are sitting in museum drawers all over the world waiting to be investigated. But entomologists like Dr Yun Hsiao are up to the task.

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Two wolves in snow

Pele Cannon lived with wolves in Colorado: here’s what she learned.

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A wading bird in the reeds

Why does this shy little migratory bird keep coming back to our capital city?

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Video thumbnail with text reading: Road to space: The Bogong Thruster

Go behind the mission to get a new mothball-fueled satellite thruster to space.

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Man holds a small fish aquarium

As campus takes a break, we have a look at some of the science which never stops – and the people who keep it running, every day of the year.

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Gnat on a greenhood orchid

Dr Tobias Hayashi studied a delicate little native orchid with a cool and clever adaptation to attract pollinators.

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A woman scientist looking at a petri dish

Not content with the challenging conditions for crop production here on Earth, Associate Professor Caitlin Byrt is lending her expertise to an ambitious space mission to grow plants on the moon.

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