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Medicated rivers and waterways, a risk for stream animals, study finds

A world-first international study led by a Monash scientist has found that six streams in Melbourne’s eastern suburbs contain a cocktail of pharmaceuticals, which may put platypuses and other aquatic animals at risk as they could consume

Chemistry 7 November, 2018

Scientists find elusive star with origins close to Big Bang

Astronomers have found what could be one of the universe’s oldest stars, a body almost entirely made of materials spewed from the Big Bang.

Physics and Astronomy 5 November, 2018
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Monash biologist awarded over $130,000 to investigate bacteriophage therapy

Research on bacteriophages has won Monash biologist Dr Jeremy J. Barr a Ramaciotti Award for Biomedical Research with a grant of $137,534.

Biology 2 November, 2018

Discovery by Monash and Toyota scientists could make batteries better

Work by Monash University chemists and materials scientists at Toyota Research Institute of North America (TRINA) on developing non-volatile, non-flammable and electrochemically stable electrolytes, based on liquid salts

Chemistry 26 October, 2018

Enigmatic Tasmanian rocks provide new insights on how the ‘supercontinent’ developed

An international study led by Monash scientists has found that Tasmania was likely to have been originally ‘attached’ to the western United States.

Earth Atmosphere and Environment 26 October, 2018

Monash chemist awarded 2018 Victoria Prize for Science and Innovation

An internationally renowned chemist whose work is revolutionising Australian renewable energy exports, has been awarded the 2018 Victoria Prize for Science and Innovation in the physical sciences.

Chemistry 23 October, 2018

The trouble with Hubble – new study investigates expanding universe

Scientists have long known that the Universe is expanding, but determining whether the expansion rate is the same in different parts of the Universe has been unclear.

Physics and Astronomy 22 October, 2018
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Hail the new storm app for citizen scientists

If you are a stormchaser or just someone who loves the theatre of wind, lightning, heavy rain and hail when a storm whips through, then you are perfectly placed to help climate science.

Earth Atmosphere and Environment 17 October, 2018
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Major fossil find sheds new light on the life a 100 million-year-old snail

An international research team from China, UK, Canada, and Monash University has discovered the first and oldest preserved soft tissue of a terrestrial gastropod – a snail – in the fossil record.

Earth Atmosphere and Environment 12 October, 2018