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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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19 Nov 2018

Meet the psychologist curing migraines with therapy

If you're suffering from migraine, should you see a doctor about it – or a psychologist?

5 Sep 2018

The secret life of pests

Dr Megan Head didn’t expect her interest in evolution and ecology to lead to her becoming the manager of a Beetle Love Hotel.

29 Aug 2018

Do bogong moths steer by the stars?

A research project in Australia and Sweden is trying to understand how bogong moths perform incredible feats of navigation.

29 Aug 2018

Starting a conversation about climate change

Where do you start if you're trying to invent an engaging method to visualise climate change data?

29 Aug 2018

The need for weed

Ningaloo Reef might be famous for its whale sharks and stunning seascape but for ANU researchers, the real star of the show is seaweed.

20 Aug 2018

Doctors using children as interpreters for their parents is “child abuse”

Research from the ANU Medical School has found doctors are using children in refugee families as interpreters for their parents.

12 Jul 2018

Then and now: Professor Ken Baldwin

Professor Ken Baldwin is holding a black and white photo taken of him in the mid-1980s.

6 Jul 2018

The mother of all childcare problems: fathers aren’t taking parental leave

Dr Liana Leech wants to start conversations about parental leave.

29 May 2018

When you’re sick, the support you’ll get may depend on the ‘worth’ of your disease

The name of an illness can affect the level of care a person receives.

18 Apr 2018

Crystal-clear future for quantum computing

“It feels great to know that our approach was the right one.”