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Finding NEMO – the future of gravitational-wave astronomy

A new study released today makes a compelling case for the development of ‘NEMO’ – a new observatory in Australia that could deliver on some of the most exciting gravitational-wave science next-generation detectors have to offer, but at a fraction of the cost.

Physics and Astronomy 8 July 2020

Learning about penguin’s diet may save marine life, study finds

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The waters of south-eastern Australia are a climate change hotspot, warming at four times the global average. Understanding how to future proof the prey of little penguins in these challenging conditions is essential for their long-term survival and may well benefit the health of the whole marine system.

Biology 7 July 2020

Understanding sea larvae is key to managing marine systems

An international study led by Monash University scientists has found that the distance travelled by marine larvae is dictated by both biological and physical constraints – contradicting previous hypotheses based on biology or physics alone.

Biology 7 July 2020

Study reveals the secret life of Lithium in Sun-like stars: created not just destroyed

It is used in everything from medication to mobile phone batteries but where does Lithium come from?

Physics and Astronomy 7 July 2020
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Scientists find mysterious astrophysical object in black hole collision

Today the LIGO and Virgo observatories officially announced the detection of gravitational waves caused by the collision of a black hole, weighing up to 25 times the mass of the Sun, accompanied by a mysterious astrophysical object—around 2.5 times the mass of the Sun. Researchers predict the object is likely to be either a dense star, or another black hole; however, its mass contradicts this theory: it’s heavier than expected for a neutron star and lighter than a black hole.

Physics and Astronomy 24 June 2020
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