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Global Day of Climate Action, why it matters

There is no doubt about it – climate change is one of the biggest threats to civilisation, according to Professor Andrew Mackintosh, who heads the Monash School of Earth, Atmosphere and Environment (EAE).

Earth Atmosphere and Environment 20 September, 2019
The Earth viewed from space

Mathematical modelling sheds new light on how continents may have formed

Life is unique to our planet.

Or is it?

Central to this question is the emergence of plate tectonics, which transported oxygen and water from the Earth’s interior to the atmosphere and formed mountain highs and deep oceans,

Earth Atmosphere and Environment 13 September, 2019
Aged Care Residents

Students to lobby Canberra on sexual violence in aged care

Monash University Science students Ashleigh May and Meghan Wright will head to Canberra next week to address the management of sexual violence in Australian residential aged care facilities.

Student News 12 September, 2019
Biology PhD student Avinash Gaikwad

Biology PhD candidate and 3MT finalist wins David Healy New Investigator Award

Congratulations to Biology PhD student Avinash Gaikwad on winning the David Healy New Investigator Award.

Biology 29 August, 2019
Helmeted Honeyeater

First-ever release of mixed gene Helmeted Honeyeaters into wild

In an exciting first for the species, 37 out-crossed Helmeted Honeyeaters were released to Yellingbo Nature Conservation Reserve, coinciding with the 30th anniversary of the recovery program to save the species.

Biology 24 August, 2019
seasonal colour change in birds

Birds balance sexiness and predator-avoidance by changing colour

Most birds remain the same colour year-round, replacing their feathers only once a year.

But some birds undergo a seasonal colour change and replace some of their feathers twice each year – often alternating between dull and bright

Biology 23 August, 2019
Gut Health

Gut health: Investigating the role a high-fibre diet can play in controlling high blood pressure

“Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.”

One hundred million micro-organisms live within our gut, influencing our metabolism, our immune system and possibly even our mental health.

Biology 19 August, 2019
Glitch-neutron-stars-

Glitch in neutron star reveals its hidden secrets

Neutron stars are not only the most dense objects in the Universe, but they rotate very fast and regularly.

Until they don’t.

Physics and Astronomy 13 August, 2019
Purple-crowned fairy

Purple-crowned fairy-wren favours rain for breeding, study confirms

An international study led by Monash scientists has found that rainfall can influence the breeding cycle of the iconic Purple-crowned fairy-wren.

Biology 13 August, 2019