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Outstanding Monash academics honoured with major awards

Professor Alistair Thomson and Dr Simone Gibson have been recognised with Australia's most prestigious teaching honours.

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Rainfall and temperature predict bird colouration, study finds

An international study led by a Monash University ornithologist has found variation in rainfall and temperature can affect the colours of birds.

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Disgusting or delicious? The case for rethinking food choices

Anyone for rotten shark? Fried tarantula? When it comes to food choices, one person's disgusting is another's delicacy.

Lens

Catch of the day: letting the big one get away is the key to protecting all the fish in the sea

Throwing back small fish is being challenged as we learn more about the relationship between fish size and reproductive capacity – or, why the big one should get away.

Lens

Sex, man flu and the water flea

There's a lot we can learn about ourselves from this tiny crustacean, including why men might well be more susceptible to the flu.

Lens
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Breaking the deadlock on the ivory trade – researchers propose a new strategy to address the poaching crisis

The current elephant poaching crisis makes it imperative to advance international debates on the ivory trade.

Science

Nature’s best friend, too. Dogs used to sniff out rare species

A new study has found that dogs can greatly aid conservation efforts in finding rare species by smelling out their poo.

Science

Masterchef technique found to be a lifesaver for endangered sea turtle eggs

Monash University scientists have made the unlikely discovery that a popular Masterchef technique can protect the eggs of endangered sea turtles during transport.

Science

Muscle disease research wins scientist prestigious national award

Seventy per cent of human genes are found in zebrafish and it’s this incredible commonality which has helped Monash University early career researcher Dr Avnika Ruparelia to better understand the causes of progressive muscle weakness.

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