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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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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.

18 Sep 2017

ANU scientists produce best estimate of Earth’s composition

Scientists at ANU have produced the best estimate of Earth’s elemental composition which will help them understand how the Earth formed 4.6 billion years ago.

16 Sep 2017

ANU research to help boost food production to feed the world

ANU will help to boost food production to feed a rapidly growing world population as part of a major international research collaboration.

12 Sep 2017

Quantum internet a step closer with data storage breakthrough

Scientists at ANU have found a new way to store quantum data long enough to share the information around a next-generation internet, impervious to hacking.

8 Sep 2017

Secret life may thrive in warm caves under Antarctica’s glaciers

A new study led by The Australian National University (ANU) has found that animals and plants may live in warm caves under Antarctica’s glaciers.

30 Aug 2017

Healthy glucose levels the key to a healthy ageing brain

New research has found blood glucose levels even at the normal range can have a significant impact on brain atrophy in ageing.