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New discovery challenges long-held evolutionary theory

Monash scientists involved in one of the world’s longest evolution experiments have debunked an established theory with a study that provides a ‘high-resolution’ view of the molecular details of adaptation.

Science
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Scientists look for a new culprit for decreasing turtle birth rates

A 20-year study on the hatchling habits of the leatherback turtle has concluded with a call for further research after scientists were unable to attribute dwindling numbers to climate change.

Science
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Debris from the 2011 tsunami carried hundreds of species across the Pacific Ocean

When a foreign species arrives in a new environment and spreads to cause some form of economic, health, or ecological harm, it’s called a biological invasion.

Science
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Hurricane Irma nursing home deaths shows stark dilemma of whether to stay put or evacuate

The death of Florida nursing home residents whose air-conditioning failed last week during Hurricane Irma highlights the tragic consequences of some of our most vulnerable citizens during a natural disaster.

Medicine & health
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Fake news and god’s wrath: extreme hurricane politics in the US

The devastating scenes of destruction and flooding in the Bahamas and the southern states of the US have captivated the world for many weeks now.

Arts & culture

Monash node part of $46M national research centre to explore Australia’s deep history for our future

The world’s oldest living culture and Australia’s unique environmental history are the focus of a new national research centre, with Monash University taking a leading role in Victoria

Arts & culture
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Explainer: what can Tesla’s giant South Australian battery achieve?

Last Friday, world-famous entrepreneur Elon Musk jetted into Adelaide to kick off Australia’s long-delayed battery revolution.

Engineering & technology