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Gut Health

Gut health: Investigating the role a high-fibre diet can play in controlling high blood pressure

“Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.”

One hundred million micro-organisms live within our gut, influencing our metabolism, our immune system and possibly even our mental health.

Biology 19 August 2019

Investigating thunderstorms to better predict when they might strike

Monash University news

Thunder claps, lightning bolts, wind and hail – all the opera of an ordinary thunderstorm – aren't entirely understood by climate scientists. As the planet warms, thunderstorms are expected to become more intense, but no one can say for certain how the winds will blow.

Earth Atmosphere and Environment 15 August 2019

Glitch in neutron star reveals its hidden secrets

Neutron stars are not only the most dense objects in the Universe, but they rotate very fast and regularly.

Until they don’t.

Physics and Astronomy

Purple-crowned fairy-wren favours rain for breeding, study confirms

An international study led by Monash scientists has found that rainfall can influence the breeding cycle of the iconic Purple-crowned fairy-wren.

Biology 13 August 2019
Velocity kink

Second baby planet found using technique pioneered by Monash astrophysicists

Monash astrophysicists using the ALMA telescope in Chile have made a world-first discovery with the sighting of a second new ‘baby’ planet (two to three times heavier than Jupiter) inside a gas and dust gap.

Physics and Astronomy 13 August 2019
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