Discover how science research at ANU is shaping our future.
21 Dec 2021
From tracking down hard-to-find owls to protecting bats, there’s nothing Zorro the detection dog can’t do.
2 Nov 2021
While Angus Rae focuses intently on a captivating microscopic world, he is actually working towards a solution for an environmental catastrophe occurring on a global scale.
13 Sep 2021
Since it’s Bad Bird Season, we ask cuckoo apologist - sorry, cuckoo expert - Professor Naomi Langmore to explain how it could possibly be that the cuckoo doesn’t mean to be mean, when it sure looks like it does.
23 Aug 2021
PhD student Cara Parsons is calling for citizen scientists to collect data on mature eucalypts as part of her research into the dangers of falling branches.
13 Aug 2021
Dr Noelia Martinez Rey creates artificial stars in space using lasers to correct for the twinkling effect of atmospheric turbulence. “When you see a star twinkle, that twinkle is created by turbulence in our atmosphere,” she explains.
5 Aug 2021
In a world-first, astronomers at The Australian National University (ANU), working with NASA and an international team of researchers, have captured the first moments of a supernova - the explosive death of stars.
13 Jul 2021
‘Environmental accounting’ could revolutionise nature conservation, but Australia has squandered its potential
Let’s say a new irrigation scheme is proposed and all the land it’ll take up needs to be cleared — trees felled, soil upturned, and habitats destroyed. Water will also have to be allocated. Would the economic gain of the scheme outweigh the damage to the environment?
8 Jul 2021
Galaxies, building health equity and “crystal chemistry” is the focus of three major research projects at The Australian National University (ANU) receiving more than $9.7 million in Government funding.