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Discover how science research at ANU is shaping our future.

‘Smart plants’ and water use research win ARC Fellowships

Professor Barry Pogson, from the Research School of Biology, was awarded $2.9 million to create higher-yielding and more resilient 'smart plants'.

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Nick Cox

17 Dec 2019

Fuel of the gods

Scientists have cracked a key step in nature’s water-splitting recipe, which may be harnessed to make a limitless supply of cheap, renewable fuel.

17 Dec 2019

Frontier and centre

ANU will establish a new centre that brings physicists and astronomers together to explore the Universe’s secrets hidden in its darkest depths.

17 Dec 2019

Flushing out disease

ANU researchers are making far-reaching changes to sanitation and health in Indonesian communities.

17 Dec 2019

Flushing out disease

ANU researchers are making far-reaching changes to sanitation and health in Indonesian communities.

19 Nov 2019

Close now to where it must be

In 1968, blood samples collected from Galiwin'ku in Arnhem Land were sent to ANU for research. They are now being returned to their island home.

18 Nov 2019

Requiem for a reef

Atop Mt Stromlo, under a full moon, researchers, musicians and a glass artist met to draw attention to the impacts of climate change on coral reef ecosystems.

12 Nov 2019

ANU research helps firefighters on the front line

Dr Marta Yebra is using remote sensing techniques to advise fire authorities about where to deploy firefighting resources.

5 Nov 2019

Fitting and turning for world-class research

Where does an ANU researcher go when they need to get a meteorite cut?

4 Nov 2019

Cracking the brain’s code

Professor Jason Mattingley's neuroscience research is mind blowing.

14 Oct 2019

Indigenous health and 'the gap' would be better served by focusing on positives, not negatives

When you think of Indigenous health, what is the first thing that comes to mind?

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