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The evolution of mothers and babies in our earliest ancestors

A new study reveals the lives of human ancestors who died millions of years ago.

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New Spider Named After Fashion Icon Karl Lagerfeld

A jumping spider has been named after renowned designer Karl Lagerfeld, by a team including Monash University's Joseph Schubert.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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