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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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28 Feb 2019

'Revolutionary': a new hope for treating autoimmune disease

Sometimes we overuse the word 'revolutionary'. Sometimes something revolutionary happens.

19 Feb 2019

The truth about truthiness

“The really cool thing about this is … ,” she begins, before stopping herself mid-sentence. “No, wait. I should say, it’s the really disturbing thing.”

20 Nov 2018

The next leap forward

ACT Scientist of the Year Dr Rose Ahlefeldt, is working with crystals that may one day be used to store quantum information in the next generation of computers.

20 Nov 2018

What’s in your bag?

ANU scientists unpack their bags—and their research—for us.

20 Nov 2018

One small baby: one giant leap for genetic screening

One baby’s tragic death led to a $20-million trial to prevent similar cases.

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.