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Melbourne and Adelaide night temperatures amplified by heatwaves, study finds

As if the daytime heatwave temperatures weren’t bad enough, Melbourne and Adelaide residents will also have to put up with nightly temperatures significantly higher than surrounding rural areas thanks to amplification caused by the ‘urban heat island effect’.

Earth Atmosphere and Environment

Ocean and wind changes cause Antarctic sea ice drop to record low

Warmer ocean temperatures and unusual wind patterns have contributed to a record decline of sea ice levels in Antarctica.

Warmer ocean temperatures, combined with unusual wind patterns, contributed to the record decline of sea ice levels in Antarctica, according to new research published in the prestigious international science journal Nature Communications.

Earth Atmosphere and Environment 18 January 2019

Doctor calls on medical profession to consider using phage therapy to tackle antibiotic resistance

Phage therapy – the therapeutic use of viruses that infect and kill bacteria - is proving to be more than just an alternative to antibiotics.

Biology 1 January 1970

Double star solar system flips planet-forming disk into pole position

New research involving a Monash University astronomer has found the first confirmed example of a double-star solar system that has flipped its surrounding disc to a position that leaps over the orbital plane of those stars.

Physics and Astronomy 1 January 1970
Professor Bayden Wood, Co-Director Monash Centre for Biospectroscopy

New device that can rapidly diagnose disease could save lives

Scientists have developed a new device that can rapidly screen the blood in just minutes to detect a range of pathogens that cause disease, in a breakthrough that could fast-track the way disease or infection is diagnosed and treated.

Chemistry
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