The lizard and the egg: lizards break golden rule of biology

Researchers at the ANU Research School of Biology have made a remarkable discovery about a group of lizards, and how they've managed to thrive in extreme conditions on one of the world's highest mountain ranges.

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The lizard and the egg: Liolaemus lizards break golden rule of biology

Human mortality 'plateau' may be statistical error, not hint of immortality

Human error, not human biology, largely accounts for the apparent decline of mortality among the very old, according to a new report publishing on December 20 in the open-access journal PLOS Biology by Saul Newman of the Research School of Biology, ANU. The result casts doubt on the hypothesis that human longevity can be greatly extended beyond current limits.

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How to put together a fast carbon-capturing engine: lessons from blue-green algae

A scientific breakthrough intended to help boost the yields of food crops has solved a long-standing question of how cyanobacteria, known as blue-green algae, builds the carbon-capturing engines called carboxysomes in a protein liquid droplet formation.

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Blue-green algae promises to help boost food crop yields

Local birds are expert eavesdroppers

Birds can quickly learn to recognise alarm calls from different species.

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Alexandra Catling - Travel Journal: Singapore and Malaysia

Alexandra Catling indulges in her passion for scientific research on a trip to south east Asian forests. And discovers leeches.

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Jennie Mallela is a Superstar of STEM

RSB Research Fellow Jennie Mallela has been selected to participate in the 2019/2020 Superstars of STEM program.

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Meet the Superstars of STEM

Finding a cure for malaria

Students from ANU and Humboldt University in Berlin talk about the International Research Training Group 'Crossing Boundaries: Molecular interactions in mala

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Finding a cure for malaria

Fighting the malaria scourge

In this video Dr Alex Maier talks about how a collaboration between ANU and Humboldt University is investigating new interdisciplinary approaches to eradicating the scourge of Malaria.

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Fighting the malaria scourge

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Human error, not human biology, largely accounts for the apparent decline of...
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Jan
2019
A scientific breakthrough intended to help boost the yields of food crops...
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Dec
2018
RSB Research Fellow Jennie Mallela has been selected to participate in the...
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2018
Students from ANU and Humboldt University in Berlin talk about the...

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In cold biomes, the distribution of plant species and the composition of...
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Germination is the critical first step in a plant’s life history.  A...
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Fires are a major cause of disturbance in ecosystems all over the world....
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Over geological time, the earth’s surface and climate have changed,...
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