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New computer simulations uncover the cause of mystery cosmic ‘horseshoe’ dust

Since 2013 astronomers have been wondering about giant dust shaped in a horseshoe surrounding a young star named ‘HD142527’.

Physics and Astronomy

Cow steroid pollutants in waterways disrupt the mating habits of female fish, study finds

Pollutants disrupt female fish sex life Credit: Pierson Hill

An international study led by the Monash School of Biological Sciences has found that female fish are less interested in sex if they have been exposed to environmental contaminants associated with livestock production.

Biology

Cancer drugs could soon be activated by light, preventing toxic side effects

Researchers at Monash University are one step closer to developing a cancer drug triggered by light, preventing the toxic side effects caused by current chemotherapy treatments.

Chemistry

World-first discovery opens the way for ‘green lasers’ to probe plant leaves

International research driven by a Monash biologist has culminated in a ground-breaking method using ‘green lasers’ to examine the most intricate parts of plant leaves.

Biology
Wildlife in Antarctica

Celebrating 60 years of Antarctic Science

This week the Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR) marks six decades of successful international collaboration. Since its first meeting in The Hague on 3-5 February 1958, SCAR has grown an international network of thousands of scientists who share a common ambition to carry out Antarctic science for the benefit of society.

Biology
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