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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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18 Apr 2018

Working together for weight loss

“We want to give GPs the tools to assist their patients.”

18 Apr 2018

X marks the conservation hotspot

"This study gives top priority to species with no close relatives.”

17 Apr 2018

Telescopic view on history

“We saw the light from a fireball blasting out from the neutron star collision.”

9 Apr 2018

ANU Science On Location: Ningaloo Reef

Ningaloo Reef is one of the most beautiful tourist attractions in Australia, but it is also an important research site.

23 Feb 2018

Bird’s-eye view of conservation

Meet Science at ANU PhD candidate Donna Belder and see how her research is contributing to birdlife conservation.

15 Dec 2017

The ANU Science Year In Review

Here are 12 Christmas gifts from our scientists: The highlights from ANU Science, Environment, Health and Medicine in 2017. See you next year!

14 Dec 2017

ANU astronomers create best map of the southern sky

Astronomers at ANU have created the most comprehensive map of the southern sky that can be viewed online by anyone around the world.

14 Dec 2017

Shooting stars set to light up the night sky

Shooting stars from the Geminid meteor shower will light up the night sky on Wednesday and Thursday nights, as Earth passes through the tail of an asteroid.

12 Dec 2017

Shatter-proof mobile phone screens a step closer with ANU research

An international study on glass led by ANU and the Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris could lead to the development of shatter-proof mobile phone screens.

7 Dec 2017

Study reveals gap in life expectancy for people with mental illness

Men who are diagnosed with a mental health condition in their lifetime can expect to live 10.2 years less than those who aren’t, and women 7.3 years.