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

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

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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

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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Scientists develop new method for detecting black hole mergers

Every year, 2 million black hole mergers are missed – but now scientists have worked out how to detect them, revealing a lost 8 billion light years of universe evolution.

Physics and Astronomy 19 June 2020
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