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Early global greenhouse event gave rise to fire-adapted trees

Conifers that were living at the South Pole show an extreme adaptation to forest fires. Until now, the origin of this ability has been unknown from the fossil record.

Science
alzheimers

Living with Alzheimer’s disease – a global challenge

Diagnoses of dementia, of which Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form, are becoming increasingly common. At Monash University, clinical trials involving a non-invasive form of treatment is showing some promising signs.

Medicine & health

Monash University lights up for WinterFest

Monash University invites everyone to an evening of family entertainment with dodgem cars, roving performers, and fireworks at a community event, the Winter Carnival, on Friday 11 August. It forms part of the week long WinterFest activities

University news

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
Indigenous astronomy

Kindred skies: ancient Greeks and Aboriginal Australians saw constellations in common

Look up on any clear night and you can see myriad stars, planets, and the Milky Way stretching across the sky. The chances are that you know some of the constellations.

Arts & culture
Climate change played a role

Climate change played a role in Australia’s hottest October and Tasmania’s big dry in 2015

Climate change made some of Australia’s 2015 extreme weather events more likely, according to research published today in the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society.

Science
Piracy

The science behind piracy: Guilt portion of the brain fails to fire

One third of Australians aged between 16 and 75 years watch movies and television shows downloaded illegally from the internet – further proof that Australians are among the biggest illegal...