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Monash researchers usher in new era of astronomy with the first detection of colliding neutron stars

A team of researchers at Monash University has taken part in the detection of gravitational waves from a pair of merging neutron stars. The result is likely to be remembered as one of the biggest astronomical discoveries of the 21st

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Discovery of why emus are grounded takes flight

Researchers from Monash University’s Biomedicine Discovery Institute have helped solve the mystery of how emus became flightless, identifying a gene involved in the development and evolution of bird wings.

Medicine & health
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Antibiotic insight may help in battle against bacterial resistance

Bacteria or ‘superbugs’ that have adapted to resist multiple antibiotics are responsible for around 700,000 deaths globally a year; new types of antibiotics are urgently needed.

Medicine & health

Seeing the coloured light: bee brains open way for better cameras

New research into the way that honeybees see colour could pave the way for more accurate cameras in phones, drones and robots.

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$2 million Isotopia lab to provide new insights about the Earth

Monash University is set to play a leading role in geochemistry research following the opening of a new $2 million world-class research facility.

Science

Pioneering Monash research gets ARC funding boost

The latest Australian Research Council (ARC) Future Fellowships and Industrial Transformation Research Hubs awarded to Monash University will ensure the University remains at the forefront of pioneering research that will make a difference to the

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A new discovery of gravitational waves has black holes in a spin

Within just a couple of months of turning back on for its second major science run, the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory (LIGO) made a third detection of gravitational waves, ripples in space and time, demonstrating that a new

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Monash researchers involved in third detection of gravitational waves, opening new window into astronomy

Monash researchers are proud to be part of the recent third detection of gravitational waves by the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory (LIGO), which opens a new window in astronomy.

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