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a mice and an elephant

Of mice and elephants, Monash scientists shed new insights into physiological evolution

It is a question that scientists have been trying to resolve for centuries, but might it be due to evolutionary chance?

Biology 19 March, 2019
beaches clean our oceans

World-first research shows how beaches clean our oceans

They are invisible to the human eye, but they are there – millions of microbes in our beaches, breaking down the rubbish in our waters.

Science 12 March, 2019
Tropical butterfly

Scientists develop new framework for global species monitoring

An international study involving a Monash biologist has outlined a much-needed framework to significantly improve the monitoring of status and trends of species worldwide. This finding comes after a multi-year

Biology 12 March, 2019
breaking down glass to make it stronger

A structural issue: breaking down glass to make it stronger

For most of us, a glass of water doesn’t appear to be an unfathomable mystery, but for Monash materials scientist Amelia Liu, it represents one of the “grand challenges” of physics.

Physics and Astronomy 9 March, 2019
understand prime numbers

Monash physicists find that waves can help us better understand prime numbers

Is there a relationship between seemingly random prime numbers and the physical world?
A study published today by Monash physicists in Physical Review Letters<

Physics and Astronomy 8 March, 2019
Phase contrast upping the ante on conventional X-ray imaging

Phase contrast upping the ante on conventional X-ray imaging

Dr Kaye Morgan hopes that the X-ray technique she’s working on will allow her to take snapshots of the airways and air sacs in the lungs in real-time. This will help doctors and researchers detect problems earlier,

Physics and Astronomy 6 March, 2019
El-Nino

New study reveals El Niño is part of an interconnected global web

We always knew that El Niño-Southern Oscillation (ENSO) had impacts around the globe, but now an international study involving Monash climate scientists suggests that global interactions also influence ENSO.

Earth Atmosphere and Environment 1 March, 2019
Rainfall and temperature predicts bird colouration

Rainfall and temperature predicts bird colouration, study finds

An international study led by a Monash ornithologist has found variation in rainfall and temperature can affect the colours of birds. The study provides a new framework that can be used to understand how future changes in climate will affect

Biology 19 February, 2019
A male purple-crowned fair-wren

Monash scientists discover key to predicting fitness of birds

An international study led by Monash biologists has found that the length of a baby bird's telomeres, the DNA caps that protect chromosomes, can predict its future fitness.

Biology 12 February, 2019