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Why is Australian 15-year-olds’ financial literacy declining?

Around a fifth of 15-year-olds in Australia do not have basic financial literacy, according to a new OECD Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA)

Learning & teaching
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Pregnant rays and babies pay a price after ‘catch and release’ from fishing trawlers

Rays are among the species most vulnerable to overfishing and are often caught incidentally in commercial trawlers and released as unwanted bycatch.

Science
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Outstanding individuals awarded Monash University’s highest honour

Eminent leaders across industry, the environment and the community have been recognised with Honorary Doctorates in separate graduation ceremonies at Monash University.

Alumni news
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Managing demand can save two power stations’ worth of energy at peak times

The management of Australia’s looming energy crisis has so far focused almost exclusively on the supply side of the equation: exploiting new gas reserves, expanding the Snowy Mountains hydro scheme, and building new infrastructure.  

Research
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Beauty, fashion and looking ‘hot’: YouTube’s powerful messages for girls

Last September, comedian Amy Schumer posted pictures of the covers of two US magazines – Girls’ Life and Boys’ Life – on Instagram  with the caption “No.”

Arts & culture
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Monash research sparks major change in editorial policy

Monash University drug discovery research has led to a change in editorial policy of the world’s largest scientific society, in a move that could save government and industry millions of dollars a year in preventing dead-end research.

Medicine & health
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Monash researchers find piece in inflammatory disease puzzle

Inflammation is the process by which the body responds to injury or infection but when this process becomes out of control it can cause disease.

Science
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Cancer drug developer wins award for Monash-initiated protein research

Melbourne-based drug developer Cancer Therapeutics CRC (CTx) has received a sought-after award in recognition of its work on novel oncology drug candidates, based on early research conducted at Monash University.

Medicine & health