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The hypsilophodont dinosaur. Credit: Dr Peter Trusler

Fossil bone tissue provides new insights into the lives of Australia’s polar dinosaurs

Research involving two Monash palaeontologists has produced the first life history reconstructions of the small plant-eating dinosaurs from Victoria, Australia.

Earth Atmosphere and Environment

Nuclear technology unlocks 50-million-year-old time capsules


A scientific analysis of fossilised tree resin has caused a rethink of Australia’s prehistoric ecosystem, and could pave the way to recovering more preserved palaeobiological artefacts from the time of dinosaurs or prehistoric mammals.

Earth Atmosphere and Environment

Volcanoes: forecasting eruptions an inexact science

Volcanoes are majestic in appearance and the largest mountains on our planet. Measured from the seafloor, Hawaii’s Big Island is taller than Mt Everest. From the tropical islands of Hawaii to the snow-covered, iconic peaks at Mt Fuji, Mt Ruhapehu or Mt. Kilimanjaro, the fire-spitting mountains have a spiritual connection with those who settled on their flanks for thousands of years.

Features and Opinion

Mining’s new fly-in fly-out workers

Artificial intelligence, robotics, advanced vision systems and drone-building are redefining one of the oldest sciences – geology.

Features and Opinion
Pine Cones

Early global greenhouse event gave rise to fire-adapted trees

Conifers that were living at the South Pole show an extreme adaptation to forest fires.

Earth Atmosphere and Environment
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