RSB EMCR Future Conference 2016

Start 2016 with a science BANG!

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How queen bees control the princesses

Queen bees and ants emit a chemical that alters the DNA of their daughters and keeps them as sterile and industrious workers, scientists have found.

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How anti-evolution bills evolve

An evolutionary biologist has analysed political opposition to evolution and found it has evolved.

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Future Fellowships awarded to ANU big thinkers

The Australian National University (ANU) has secured five prestigious Future Fellowships, two of which have been awarded to researchers in the Research School of Biology.

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ANU Future- Fllows 2015

Farmer wants a future: meet an ANU student who wants to grow enough food for the world

Genetic modification can be a prickly subject to raise at the dinner table, but not if you are Hannah Osborn.

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Helen Osbourne

Efforts to 'turbocharge' rice enter new phase

A research and development project to supercharge rice production has received funding for a third phase.

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Robert Furbank and Susanne von Caemmerer

'Plumbing' failure kills tallest rainforest trees

Vulnerability to internal plumbing failure puts the tallest trees in rainforests at increased risk of death during drought, a study in the Amazon forests in

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Panels and dead tree Cax drought plot

C4 Photosynthesis: past, present and future

In 1966, two scientists working on sugar cane in Australia made the revolutionary discovery that changed plant sciences forever: they discovered C4 photosynt

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News

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Feb
2016
Queen bees and ants emit a chemical that alters the DNA of their daughters and...
01
Feb
2016
Start 2016 with a science BANG! Yep, you read it right. The "RSB EMCR...
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Dec
2015
An evolutionary biologist has analysed political opposition to evolution and...
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Dec
2015
The Australian National University (ANU) has secured five prestigious Future...
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Dec
2015
A research and development project to supercharge rice production has received...

Events

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2016
Over the past decade, numerous studies have observed changes in bird...
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Feb
2016
No matter what category of science lover you are (HDR student, postdoctoral...
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Feb
2016
Variation in reproduction and survival is plentiful in wild vertebrate...
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Feb
2016
Parasites are assumed to be among the most important selective forces in nature...

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