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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.

Charred landscape by James Walsh

3 Apr 2020

A major scorecard gives the health of Australia's environment less than 1 out of 10

Immediate action is needed to put Australia’s environment on a course to recovery.

10 Mar 2020

A rare natural phenomenon brings severe drought to Australia. Climate change is making it more common

Climate drivers, such as the Indian Ocean Dipole, are an entirely natural phenomenon, but climate change is modifying the behaviour of these climate modes.

6 Mar 2020

Why aren’t women in science applying for grants?

If you look at the list of ANU College of Science research projects receiving funding in the 2020 round of ARC Discovery Grants, something stands out.

Artist Ngaio Fitzpatrick with her glass artwork

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.

Aerial photo of smoke clouds over Australia's coastline

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.

Brooke Roy, an apprentice at the Earth Sciences Engineering Workshop.

5 Nov 2019

Fitting and turning for world-class research

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