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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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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.

20 Nov 2017

Plants release more carbon dioxide into atmosphere than expected

A new study involving ANU and international collaborators has found plants release more carbon dioxide into the atmosphere through respiration than expected.

16 Nov 2017

ANU scientist wins major fellowship to design new immunotherapies

A medical researcher from ANU has received a $1.225 million fellowship from the Sylvia and Charles Viertel Charitable Foundation.

10 Nov 2017

Crested pigeons use mystery feather to signal danger

Scientist have solved the mystery of how crested pigeons create an alarm without using their voice to prompt other birds to flee danger.

7 Nov 2017

Window on Indigenous health limited by gaps in data

Major gaps in data are impeding the ability of Indigenous communities to gain a clear picture of their health and access to services.

3 Nov 2017

ANU helps discover a new species of orangutan

ANU has played a leading role in the discovery of a new species of orangutan, the Tapanuli orangutan.