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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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30 Sep 2019

Wait—we’re sexist towards birds now?

Five years ago, an ANU biologist proved that most female songbirds sing, but it’s a finding that many people are struggling to accept.

9 Sep 2019

Space frontier, down a gold mine

Scientists will build a research lab at the bottom of a gold mine in country Victoria in an effort to crack one of the Universe’s biggest mysteries.

6 Sep 2019

Study finds a barrier to NT crocs returning to capture sites

New insights into the navigation and movement of crocodiles could help stop clashes between crocs and humans.

Mossy Red-eyed Frog (Duellmanohyla soralia)

27 Aug 2019

The last croak

A strange fungal disease is killing frogs and other amphibians in Australia and other parts of the world.

23 Aug 2019

Artificial trees capture new bird species on candid camera

Using artificial trees has attracted birds and other wildlife never before seen in a damaged Canberra landscape.

23 Aug 2019

250,000 Melbourne residents lose water due to logging

Logging in Melbourne’s largest water catchment has led to a loss of water equivalent to the amount used by 250,000 people each year, new research shows.

19 Aug 2019

How doctors deal with breaking bad news

How can doctors be helped to perform their most dreaded task?

16 Aug 2019

Under the ice

What does the latest research predict about the future for Antarctica?

15 Aug 2019

Behind the scenes of science

The unsung heroes of science: meet the people who make our research possible.

22 Jul 2019

Could you survive a trip to Mars?

At a recent public lecture, Dr Emma Tucker posed a question to the audience: who would like to travel to space?