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A male superb lyrebird shows off to the ladies. Photo by Alex Maisey
11
Jun
2013
While showing off to the ladies, male lyrebirds coordinate song with dance, creating a display of a level of sophistication previously only known in humans.
Farquhar Queen's award
11
Jun
2013
Dedicating more than 40 years to the field of biophysics and creating a new strain of water-efficient wheat are among Graham Farquhar’s career achievements that have awarded him with a 2013 Queen’s Birthday honour.
John Evans accepting his election. Photo copyright of Mark Graham/ Australian Academy of Science
05
Jun
2013
Four ANU academics have been elected among the 20 new Australian Academy of Science Fellows for 2013. The Academy annually honours a small number of Australian scientists for their outstanding contributions to science.
A parasite attached to a bream. Illustration: Erin Walsh
04
Jun
2013
Fish with parasites attached to their heads have a stronger preference for left or right when facing a T-intersection, giving them an edge when it comes to escaping predators, research from The Australian National University (ANU) has revealed.
Male frillneck lizard. Photo: Sarah Pryke
31
May
2013
The iconic Australian frillneck lizard (Chlamydosaurus kingii) is well-known for displaying its frill when threatened and in aggressive displays.
Bullant. Photo by Ajay Narendra
28
May
2013
They may be creatures of the night, but Australian bull ants have trouble finding their way home in the dark.
Professor Rice and Associate Professor Howitt
23
May
2013
The Australian National University (ANU) Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic), Professor Marnie Hughes-Warrington today announced the appointment of three fellows to mentor the Tuckwell Scholars when the first cohort arrive in 2014.
Farquhar-NAS Fellowship
01
May
2013
Graham Farquhar from the Division of Plant Sciences at the Research School of Biology, has been elected as a Foreign Associate to the US National Academy of Science.
Rice, carbohydrate
29
Apr
2013
Stefan Broer, a Professor in the Research School of Biology, was interviewed by the Canberra Times on the topic of carbohydrates in diets.
Forty-spotted Pardalote (Pardalotus quadragintus) (c)JJ Harrison (jjharrison89@facebook.com) Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license.
22
Apr
2013
One of Australia’s rarest birds has a new home due to the craftsmanship of students from the School of Art.
Michael Jennions and models of men
09
Apr
2013
Penis size influences a man’s sex appeal, and the taller the man, the bigger the effect, research from ANU has revealed.
Centre for Biodiversity Analysis logo
04
Apr
2013
A new joint initiative between ANU and CSIRO, the Centre for Biodiversity Analysis (CBA), has been formed to coordinate, develop and promote the rapidly expanding field of biodiversity science between the two institutions.
Rainforest
11
Mar
2013
A study published in Nature Geoscience concludes that climate-induced damage to tropical forests may be lower than previously thought.
Harvesting foliage of a mosaic eucalyptus
05
Mar
2013
A genetically mosaic Eucalyptus tree is able to control which leaves are saved from predation because of alterations in its genes, according to Amanda Padovan of the Foley Lab at the ANU Research School of
Graham Farquhar receives the CAS Einstein Fellowship
27
Feb
2013
Graham Farquar (Division of Plant Science) has been awarded an Einstein Professorship by the Chinese Academy of Science
Craig Moritz in the Australian Wet Tropics rainforest with a prickly forest skink, Gnypetoscincus queeslandiae. Photo courtesy of R. Bell.
26
Feb
2013
Professor Craig Moritz has been awarded the prestigious Molecular Ecology Prize for 2012.
Scorpion. Photo by istockphoto
19
Feb
2013
Venomous creatures have somewhat of a PR problem. But what if the venomous telson at the end of its tail held the cure to crippling diseases?
Mosquito. Photo: John Tann
14
Feb
2013
Researchers have discovered how a new class of antimalarial drugs kills the malaria parasite, showing that the drugs block a pump at the parasite surface, causing it to fill with salt.
Murray River Cray and bait trap, image by Chris Fulton
29
Jan
2013
The rare Murray River crayfish has become an unlikely movie star, thanks to a new underwater video surveying technique that has revealed the species may be more prevalent in clear-water rivers than we thought.
Amanda Edworthy
16
Jan
2013
Amanda Edworthy, a PhD student in Naomi Langmore's Lab (EEG) is the recipient of a

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