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?
Monash geoscientists are set to benefit from a major donation of geological modelling software licences from the UK-based petroleum engineering and structural geology company Petroleum Experts (PetEx).
Australian scientists have developed an innovative method using cores drilled from coral to produce a world first 400-year long seasonal record of El Niño events, a record that some in the field had described as impossible to extract.
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.
As if the daytime heatwave temperatures weren’t bad enough, Melbourne and Adelaide residents will also have to put up with nightly temperatures significantly higher than surrounding rural areas thanks to amplification caused by the ‘urban heat island effect’.