Monash University

Behavioral responses to a changing world

(Phys.org) -- Male beetles in Western Australia are mating with beer bottles in response to environmental change caused by human activity. A new book examines why, and the impacts on biodiversity.

Jun 15, 2012
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It's Einstein versus Newton again

A simple bouncing ball has reignited a debate long thought settled: whose landmark physics theory is correct – Albert Einstein’s general relativity theory or Sir Isaac Newton’s theory of gravity?

Jun 13, 2012
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Music choice reflects mood

(Phys.org) -- What kind of music are you in the mood for? A new smartphone app designed to recommend music according to how listeners feel could provide insight into teen mental health.

Jun 08, 2012
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The art of telling it like it isn't

There are certain things in life we'd rather not conjure up too vividly, and for this we have at our disposal a range of linguistic deodorisers, smokescreens and fig leaves. These are euphemisms. They are ...

May 28, 2012
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Bridging the gender-gap in maths

(Phys.org) -- A concerning gender-gap exists in career aspirations among Australian youth across science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields, a new study has found.

May 15, 2012
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Global change puts plankton under threat

Changes in the ocean’s chemistry, as a result of increasing atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) levels, threaten marine plankton to a greater extent than previously thought, according to new research.

May 04, 2012
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A power hungry generation

Few generations have been as dependent on electricity as Gen Y, however new research has found the energy conservation message might not be getting through.

May 04, 2012
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