Monash University

Why are so many fairy-wrens blue?

(Phys.org)—Researchers have long tried to explain the enormous diversity in colour of birds, and a new study is giving insights into why the humble fairy-wren, a colourful Australian bird, is radiantly ...

Nov 01, 2012
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Bad news for women in media

Gender bias and sexual harassment against female journalists are still systemic problems in Australian newsrooms, according to new research.

Oct 09, 2012
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Small winners in the mammalian race to evolve

It takes at least 10 times as many generations for a mouse to reach elephantine proportions as for the reverse transition, reveals a vast study of mammalian evolution over the past 70 million years.

Oct 03, 2012
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Home-grown electricity

Buildings may soon be able to generate their own electricity from roofs, walls, windows – even benchtops – that come with in-built solar power capabilities.

Oct 01, 2012
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Light metals shape the future of flight

Deep within the labyrinth of Monash University's Clayton campus in Melbourne is a metallurgy laboratory so significant in what it is doing that it has attracted some of the biggest companies in the global ...

Sep 26, 2012
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