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
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
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 brightBiology 23 August, 2019
“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
Thunder claps, lightning bolts, wind and hail – all the opera of an ordinary thunderstorm – aren't entirely understood by climate scientists. As the planet warms, thunderstorms are expected to become more intense, but no one canEarth Atmosphere and Environment 15 August, 2019
Monash astrophysicists using the ALMA telescope in Chile have made a world-first discovery with the sighting of a second new ‘baby’ planet (two to three times heavier than Jupiter) inside a gas and dust gap.Physics and Astronomy 13 August, 2019
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
Habitat destruction results in wildlife populations that are small, made up of relatives, and have low genetic variation.Biology 2 August, 2019