Too much heavy metal stops stars producing
Stars are giant factories that produce most of the elements in the Universe – including the elements in us, and in the Earth’s metal deposits. But what stars produce changes over time.
Astronomers find clue to solar system formation through well-known star
An international study led by Monash University astronomers focusing on an infamous star in Orion may help to shed light on how the solar system formed.
Rare Pig-nosed turtles once called Melbourne home
Pig-nosed turtles are found in tropical freshwater ecosystems in northern Australia and New Guinea, only arriving here a few thousand years ago.
Landmasses formed 700 million years earlier than previously thought, world-first study finds
An international study led by Monash University geologists has found that the Earth’s earliest continents began rising above the ocean around 3.2 billion years ago - at least 700 million years earlier than most previous estimates.
Science researchers awarded more than $2 million in latest NHMRC grant round
Researchers from Monash University’s Faculty of Science have received over $2 million in the latest National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) funding round.
Scientists present largest number of gravitational wave detections to date from black holes and neutron stars
An international team of scientists, including Australian researchers from the ARC Centre of Excellence for Gravitational Wave Discovery (OzGrav), have collaborated on a study released today, presenting the largest number of gravitational wave
Rodent project awarded 2021 Ecological Impact Award
An innovative project to combat invasive rodent populations on Norfolk Island has been awarded the Ecological Society of Australia’s 2021 Ecological Impact Award.
Size is key to understanding the impact of climate change on disease vectors
Vector-borne diseases are those passed on to humans via an intermediary, a common example being mosquitoes passing on malaria.