Science and the Environments
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New maps go beneath Jupiter’s colourful clouds
Astronomers have produced the most detailed radio map yet of the atmosphere of Jupiter, revealing the massive movement of ammonia gas that underlies the planet’s colourful bands, spots and whirling clouds.
University of Melbourne hosts National Botanic Garden Celebrations this Sunday
The University of Melbourne’s System Garden in Parkville and the Burnley Campus in Richmond will be open to the public this Sunday 29 May, as part of the first Botanic Garden Australia and New Zealand Open Day celebrations.
Plant cell wall development revealed in space and time for the first time
Scientists have mapped changes in the composition of plant cell walls over space and time, providing new insights into the development and growth of all plants.
Coral stress test found in the genes
Unique sections of coral DNA can indicate a higher tolerance to environmental stress, researchers have revealed for the first time.
Extreme coral bleaching may be new normal by 2034
Large parts of the Great Barrier Reef will have died off by the mid-2030s, according to research examining the role of climate change in this year’s extreme coral bleaching event.
Hear no evil: Farmed fish found to be hard of hearing
New research published today in the journal Scientific Reports has revealed for the first time that half of the world’s farmed fish have hearing loss due to a deformity of the earbone.
Promiscuity may help some corals survive bleaching events
Researchers have shown for the first time that some corals surviving bleaching events can acquire and host new types of algae from their environment, which may make the coral more heat-tolerant and enhance their recovery.
New hope for malaria treatment as drug resistance found unable to spread for the first time
Resistance to a key anti-malarial drug cannot be passed on by mosquitoes in a breakthrough scientists believe could drastically improve the way we battle the disease.
'Genetic super switch' separates insect boys from girls and queens from the plebs
Social insects such as ants, bees and wasps appear to be blessed with a genetic 'super switch' that designates both gender and their status as either a queen or worker, scientists have discovered.
Ant antennae provide vital ID information: study
University of Melbourne scientists have shone a new light into the complexities of ant communication, with the discovery that ants not only pick up information through their antennae but also use them to convey social signals.
Introducing the five new 'Drowned Apostles'
Australia's iconic tourist attraction the Twelve Apostles has received an unlikely boost in numbers with the discovery of five extra limestone columns hidden way below the water.
Human influence on the climate dates back to 1930s
Humans have triggered the past 16 record-breaking hot years experienced on Earth (up to 2014), with new research tracing our impact on the global climate as far back as 1937.
Hubble breaks cosmic distance record
An international team of astronomers has pushed NASA's Hubble Space Telescope to its limits to measure the distance to the farthest galaxy we can see, shattering the cosmic distance record.
Professor John Fazakerley announced as new FVAS Dean
The University of Melbourne is pleased to announce the appointment of Professor John Fazakerley as its new Dean of the Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences (FVAS).
The Nullarbor Plain’s ancient forests revealed
Australia's Nullarbor Plain is one of the driest landscapes in the country, but new research suggests it was once forest that received up to four times as much rain as it gets now.
Top 10 ways to give nature a helping hand
Victorians are being urged to help nature adapt to new conditions under climate change through a new 10-point guide.
Leadership study shows age beats height
New research out of the University of Melbourne suggests that when it comes to good leadership at the Olympic level, age trumps physical stature.
Demand on the rise for agriculture courses
The University of Melbourne has made a record number of first-round offers for its Bachelor of Agriculture program in 2016, with almost 200 domestic students invited to enrol this academic year.
Twenty new freshwater fish species uncovered in the Kimberley
Researchers have discovered a record 20 new fish species while conducting fieldwork in the remote Kimberley, unveiling it as Australia's most biodiverse region for freshwater fish.