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Investigating thunderstorms to better predict when they might strike

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

Earth Atmosphere and Environment 15 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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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 13 August, 2019
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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
Helmeted Honeyeater

Repairing harmful effects of inbreeding could save the iconic Helmeted Honeyeater, study finds

Habitat destruction results in wildlife populations that are small, made up of relatives, and have low genetic variation.

Biology 2 August, 2019
Dr Francine Marques

Award-winning Monash researcher named a finalist in the prestigious Eureka Prize

An internationally renowned Monash researcher, whose work could change the way high blood pressure is treated, has been named a finalist in the prestigious Australian Museum Eureka Prizes.

Biology 31 July, 2019
Close lookup of Mars

Space snacks – if there’s life on Mars, they’re likely to be eating cosmic dust

Mars is a barren and inhospitable place, however, scientists think there is a chance that simple lifeforms such as microbes may still exist on the planet. But if they are out there – what are they eating?

Earth Atmosphere and Environment 16 July, 2019
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Monash chemists may find a sustainable alternative to palm oil in soaps and cosmetics

The Australian Research Council (ARC) has awarded Monash chemists $442,635 to work with industry on developing a new generation of sustainable surfactants.

Chemistry 10 July, 2019
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Award-winning Monash researcher to investigate the relationship between food and high blood pressure

An internationally renowned Monash researcher who just been recognised by the American Heart Association with a prestigious award could change the way high blood pressure is treated.

Biology 5 July, 2019