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Understanding consciousness in the human brain

An interdisciplinary project aims to unlock one of the world's greatest mysteries, and potentially advance our understanding of machine learning.

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What ants can teach us about collaboration

Ants aren't particularly clever, but they could teach us a thing or two about how to work together towards a common goal.

Lens

Friday the 13th: why are we worried?

It's just another day, right? So why is there so much superstition surrounding it?

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.

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Girls at single-sex schools up to 85% more likely to take advanced STEM subjects than co-ed girls

New research has found that girls in single-sex schools are more likely to study chemistry, intermediate mathematics, advanced mathematics and physics in their senior years.

Learning & teaching

Pioneering Monash research gets ARC funding boost

The latest Australian Research Council (ARC) Future Fellowships and Industrial Transformation Research Hubs awarded to Monash University will ensure the University remains at the forefront of pioneering research that will make a difference

Research

Monash secures over AUD $2 million for industry Linkage Projects

Monash University’s innovative, world-leading research and its strong engagement with industry have helped secure significant funding in the latest Australian Research Council (ARC) grants for Linkage Projects.

Industry & partnerships
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Three Monash academics elected as Fellows of the Australian Academy of Science

Three Monash University researchers have today been elected as Fellows of the Australian Academy of Science, it was announced today.

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Crocodiles and dolphins evolved similar skulls to catch the same prey: study finds

A new study involving biologists from Monash University Australia has found that despite their very different ancestors, dolphins and crocodiles evolved similarly-shaped skulls to feed on similar prey.

Science