Latest Australian Research Council News

Facebook won’t keep paying Australian media outlets for their content. Are we about to get another news ban?
Curious Kids: what are the main factors in forming someone’s personality?
‘It was bloody amazing’: how getting into social housing transforms people’s lives
25 Mid-career Researchers To Collaborate With Industry
Not such a bright idea: cooling the Earth by reflecting sunlight back to space is a dangerous distraction
Baiting foxes can make feral cats even more ‘brazen’, study of 1.5 million forest photos shows
We discovered a ‘gentle touch’ molecule is essential for light tactile sensation in humans – and perhaps in individual cells
How Invasive Bee Colony Defied Genetic Bottleneck
Queensland ruling doesn’t mean all COVID vaccine mandates were flawed. Here’s why
Algorithms are pushing AI-generated falsehoods at an alarming rate. How do we stop this?
What ended the ‘dark ages’ in the early universe? New Webb data just brought us closer to solving the mystery
What we know about last year’s top 10 wild Australian climatic events – from fire and flood combos to cyclone-driven extreme rain
We talked to dozens of people about their experience of grief. Here’s what we learned (and how it’s different from what you might think)
We can’t say yet if grid-breaking thunderstorms are getting worse – but we shouldn’t wait to find out
Laser Light Puts Health Diagnoses Breath Away
How Three Hours Could Add Up To Better Retirement
Universities Accord Pathway For Boosting Research
The US just returned to the Moon after more than 50 years. How big a deal is it, really?
As Varroa spreads, now is the time to fight for Australia’s honey bees – and you can help
What happens when we outsource boring but important work to AI? Research shows we forget how to do it ourselves
ANU responds to Universities Accord Final Report
Our native animals are easy prey after a fire. Could artificial refuges save them?
Researchers closer to understanding hydrogen’s great challenge
3D printed titanium structure shows supernatural strength
As Scott Morrison leaves parliament, where does he rank among Australian prime ministers?
A ‘war on red meat’? No, changes to Australian dietary guidelines are just a sensible response to Earth’s environmental woes
So, you’ve been scammed by a deepfake. What can you do?
When homes already hit 40°C inside, it’s better to draw on residents’ local know-how than plan for climate change from above
The secret sauce of Coles’ and Woolworths’ profits: high-tech surveillance and control
We discovered two new Australian native mammals – the first of their kind this century
Emissions from households’ water use are on a par with aviation. The big cuts and savings they can make are being neglected
Sentinels of the sea: ancient boulder corals are key to reef survival in a warmer world
New Chair appointed for the Reef 2050 Independent Expert Panel
Voluntary assisted dying is different to suicide. But federal laws conflate them and restrict access to telehealth
By boat or by plane? If you’re seeking asylum in Australia, the outcome is similarly bleak
Why 2024 could be a grim year for Ukraine – with momentous implications for the world
Ridding Macquarie Island of pests pays off as seabirds come back from the brink – but recovery has just begun
Fire is a chemical reaction. Here’s why Australia is supremely suited to it
La Trobe academic appointed Oxford Fellowship
The brightest object in the universe is a black hole that eats a star a day
New ecosystems, unprecedented climates: more Australian species than ever are struggling to survive
Alexei Navalny had a vision of a democratic Russia. That terrified Vladimir Putin to the core
New Chair for Reef 2050 Independent Expert Panel
JCU zooms in on $2 million microscope
Data science shown to expedite return of ancestral Indigenous remains
Running or yoga can help beat depression, research shows – even if exercise is the last thing you feel like
Can we be inoculated against climate misinformation? Yes – if we prebunk rather than debunk
Bridging a tech gap: How smart sensors can help defective bridges