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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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2 Nov 2017

Aussie snakes and lizards trace back to Asia 30 million years ago

A new study led by ANU has helped explain how our snakes and lizards descended from creatures that have emigrated from Asia over the past 30 million years.

31 Oct 2017

Age-friendly workplaces could make people healthier in later life

Australians could have longer careers and be healthier in later life if workplaces were more age-friendly and promoted healthy lifestyles to their employees.

30 Oct 2017

Most ‘staph’ infections resistant to antibiotics occur in the community

The proportion of ‘staph’ infections resistant to antibiotics has increased in Australia since 2000, with most cases now occurring in the community.

27 Oct 2017

New study maps priority areas around world to protect mammals

A new study led by ANU has mapped priority areas around the world to protect thousands of mammal species.

11 Oct 2017

Science boosts skills of young people with intellectual disabilities

A new science program for people with intellectual disabilities has delivered great educational, social and economic benefits to students.

11 Oct 2017

Indigenous smoking deaths on the rise despite people butting out

Smoking-related deaths among Indigenous Australians are likely to continue to rise over the next decade despite reductions in smoking over the past 20 years.

4 Oct 2017

Melbourne and Sydney should prepare for 50 degree days

A study led by ANU has warned that Melbourne and Sydney should prepare for 50 degree Celsius days under the Paris Agreement global warming limit of 2 degrees.

3 Oct 2017

Remote Indigenous students are becoming proud ‘Gulf Geeks’

Associate Professor Rowena Ball shares her experiences of working with students in remote Queensland communities for the STEM Professionals in Schools program.

3 Oct 2017

Spring fever has arrived

But for around 18% of Australians, Spring brings another kind of fever… hay fever. The culprit? Pollen.

21 Sep 2017

ANU research finds Great Forests National Park a win for Victoria

Researchers from ANU have found the creation of a Great Forest National Park would deliver the best environmental and economic returns to Victoria.