Monash University

Sexual selection in the sea

Biologists have uncovered new insights into how the male sexual behaviour of the peculiar southern bottletail squid is primed to produce the greatest number of offspring.

dateJun 04, 2013 in Plants & Animals
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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 ...

dateNov 01, 2012 in Plants & Animals
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Graphene reinvents the future

For many scientists, the discovery of one-atom-thick sheets of graphene is hugely significant, something with the potential to affect just about every aspect of human activity and endeavour.

dateAug 27, 2014 in Nanomaterials
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Don't panic: The animal's guide to hitchhiking

New research suggests that hitch-hiking, once believed to be the exclusive domain of beat poets and wanderers, is in fact an activity that daring members of the animal kingdom engage in. And it may lead to a serious ecological ...

dateOct 20, 2011 in Ecology
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Mobile medical apps risky

(Phys.org) —Possible risks associated with medical staff using mobile devices and software applications (apps) for professional purposes have been raised in a leading study at Monash University.

dateJan 21, 2014 in Software
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