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Elements of surprise: neutron stars contribute little, but something's making gold, research finds

Neutron star collisions do not create the quantity of chemical elements previously assumed, a new analysis of galaxy evolution finds.

Physics and Astronomy 16 September, 2020
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New equity index to reward companies acting responsibly on climate change

Companies in the ASX 300 are responsible for an estimated 40% of Australia’s emissions.

Mathematics 9 September, 2020
Black holes are massive

First ever detection of monster black hole collision, 150 times heavier than the Sun

Black holes are massive, right? The first pair of black holes detected were each about 30 times more massive than the Sun. When they merged, the resulting ‘remnant’ was a black hole that was a whopping 60 times more massive

Physics and Astronomy 3 September, 2020
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Breakthrough research sheds light on rapid emergence of new species

New international research led by Monash University scientists has changed our understanding of the evolutionary processes that can lead to the rapid emergence of new species.

Biology 27 August, 2020
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Cardiovascular disease researchers consider leaving sector, survey warns

Research by Monash University and the Australian Cardiovascular Alliance has painted a concerning outlook for the sector with many scientists considering leaving due to lack of job and financial security.

Biology 19 August, 2020
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Climate scientist and molecular geneticist win prestigious Tall Poppy awards

Congratulations to Dr Ben Henley and Associate Professor Francine Marques who have been named 2020 Victorian Young Tall Poppy Science Award winners.

General News 14 August, 2020
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Monash led international study to help guide future nuclear physics experiments

Researchers from Monash University, the Netherlands, Denmark, Spain and Germany have examined decades of data from satellite-based X-ray telescopes to assemble and analyse the largest collection yet of thermonuclear explosions on neutron stars in

Physics and Astronomy 13 August, 2020
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Coastal flooding could occur weekly if greenhouse gas emissions continue, scientists warn

As the Antarctic air hits south eastern Australia with a freak cold snap – scientists warn that coastal flooding in Sydney could occur on a weekly basis, if greenhouse gas emissions continue.

Earth Atmosphere and Environment 5 August, 2020

Science researchers secure largest share of the ARC Future Fellowships funding awarded to Monash University

Faculty of science researchers have secured $5,214,801 of the $13,906,443 awarded to Monash University for Australian Research Council (ARC) Future Fellowships.

Science 30 July, 2020