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Celebrated string musicians from the LA Philharmonic, Houston Symphony, Chicago Symphony and Cavani String Quartet will convene this week for a series of public performances and masterclasses.

Dave Mcrae tells ABC News 24 the new code of conduct between Australian and Indonesia is a symbolic step that brings to a close the strained relationship over the past year.

A symposium showcasing the work of renowned 70s curator, Kiffy Rubbo, is being held today and tomorrow at the University of Melbourne.  It will explore for the first time the major role Rubbo played in Australian visual culture.

Geneticist Dr Marnie Blewitt explains how epigenetics makes us more than just our genes and how gene inactivation can be crucial to our development. With science host Dr Dyani Lewis.

Australian composer and Dean of the Faculty of the Victorian College of the Arts and Melbourne Conservatorium of Music, Barry Conyngham, will premiere his new composition ANZAC in Melbourne this weekend.

Professor Frank Caruso from Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, University of Melbourne has won the 2014 Victoria Prizes for Science and Innovation (Physical Sciences).

It used to be that computer models of weather events such as thunderstorms could only be run using powerful - and expensive - supercomputers. Now, however, these kinds of models can be run on the humble laptop. This episode explores this democratisation of weather modelling using the example of a spectacular thunderstorm called 'Hector the Convector'. Dr Chris Chambers produced a computer model of this thunderstorm on his laptop, and shows us how accurate it is by running it side-by-side with a timelapse video of the actual thunderstorm.

David Mcrae told ABC News 24 the Australia-Indonesian relationship will be strengthened with a new co-operative agreement on issues of mutual interest, including intelligence sharing.

Indigenous school attendance improved when there was a threat that the Federal Government would cut welfare payments if children didn’t go to school, University of Melbourne researchers have found.

World-class research into the history of child refugees in Australia has been recognised by the Australian Research Council (ARC), who today announced that Professor Joy Damousi has been awarded an Australian Laureate Fellowship.