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‘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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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

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.

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.

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.

6 Dec 2017

Overly demanding jobs put children’s mental health at risk

Jobs that are overly demanding at the expense of family time put the mental health of employees’ children at risk, a new study led by ANU has found.

6 Dec 2017

Machine learning uncovers large hidden job market for PhD graduates

Researchers have developed machine learning to scan tens of thousands of job ads and found a large hidden job market for PhD graduates.

28 Nov 2017

When science skills become life skills

If you want to teach someone how to catch a bus, build them a balloon rocket. This is what Vanessa de Kauwe has discovered in her PhD.

28 Nov 2017

Astronomers create most detailed radio image of nearby dwarf galaxy

Astronomers at ANU have created the most detailed radio image of nearby dwarf galaxy revealing secrets of how it formed and how it is likely to evolve.

22 Nov 2017

Dr Leonie Quinn wins brain cancer research funding

Dr Leonie Quinn from The John Curtin School of Medical Research (JCSMR) at ANU has won a 2017 Innovation Grant from the Cure Brain Cancer Foundation.