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A bee-autiful breakthrough for robotics research

UNSW researchers have discovered that bumblebees are aware of their own size, which could lead to a robotics breakthrough.

Researcher urges rethink of online content moderation

An Australian National University (ANU) PhD researcher has analysed online platform Reddit and the effect of a ‘quarantine’ imposed on two notorious right-wing men’s rights channels, and suggests digital platforms rethink how...

ANU mental health researcher lauded for collaborative approach

ANU Senior Research Fellow Dr Brett Scholz has received the ACT Mental Health Research Evaluation Award for his collaborative approach to research.

Using technology to tell untold traditional tales on trees

A collaboration between Australian universities and Indigenous communities in Western Australia hopes to find Australia’s lost stories from centuries-old trees.

UC researchers commit to strengthening democracy

UC’s Centre for Deliberative Democracy and Global Governance has received funding for a research project designed to strengthen democracy in Australia.

UC tackling family conflict in technology use

A UC research project that empowers families to navigate the risks and opportunities of online spaces has received a $100,000 grant.

Humans were adapting to sea-level change 40,000 years ago: study

Early people were rapidly adapting to climate change as they made their way towards Australia tens of thousands of years ago, new research shows.

E-cigarettes a gateway to conventional smoking: ANU

E-cigarettes are a gateway to cigarettes for non-smokers, according to new research from the Australian National University .

Genetic differences impact your heart health

Diets and training methods aside, when it comes to heart health, research from UniSA shows that a far more personalised approach is needed – and it all starts with your genes.

ANU, Optus join forces for bushfire detection

The Australian National University (ANU) has joined forces with telecommunications giant Optus to develop a bushfire detection system that could detect bushfires early and put them out “within minutes”, with a pilot...

Life in lockdown: health-wise, it’s better than you think

While Victorians continue to endure restrictions from a second wave of COVID-19, new research from the University of South Australia is providing much-needed good news about people’s overall health and wellbeing following lockdown.

Pandemic welfare reduces gap between rich and poor

New University of Canberra research has discovered a reduction in income inequity during the pandemic - meaning the gap between the richest and poorest has shrunk - and they have put it down to increased welfare payments.