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Australia's not so paw-fect energy future

Australia’s trend towards “humanising” their pets has the potential to impact energy demands and usage between now and 2050, researchers at Monash University have found.

Engineering & technology
scientist-compressed

Busting the gender stereotype of what a scientist 'looks like'

Times have changed, but the gendered stereotype that scientists are predominantly serious, professional, white men is one that persists.

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How long before someone breaks the two-hour barrier in the men's marathon?

Number-crunching the winning race time for marathon runners can tell us when the men are likely to break the two-hour barrier. But what about the target barrier for women?

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Aussie schools get pass mark from public...but plenty of suggestions for improvement

Australians think their schools are doing pretty well, findings in a new national survey by Monash University show.

Learning & teaching
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Physical restraint doesn't protect patients – there are better alternatives

Regulating physical restraint of the elderly in nursing homes is a step in the right direction, but more still needs to be done to educate the sector on alternatives.

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consciouscompressed

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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architecture

More women in architecture, but gender inequality remains in leadership roles

Recent reports show that women's representation in the industry has grown significantly, but the number in leadership roles is disappointing.

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The Brexit mess could lead to a break-up of a no longer United Kingdom

As England agonises over Brexit, divisions have emerged in other parts of the UK, especially in Northern Ireland and Scotland.

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martial arts

The art of gongfu: the master, the student and the way of the Five Ancestors Fist

Monash lecturer Chris Murray's dedication to an ancient art had benefits far beyond improving his martial arts skills.

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