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Dr Denis Dragovic tells Sky News the Islamic State's staying power depends on its success in three pillars: legitimacy, public security and provision of basic needs (food, water, shelter).

University of Melbourne researchers in youth suicide prevention, cancer research, and disease prevention have received prestigious National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Grants.

The Marvel Windsor Art Award, a $10 000 scholarship recognising Australia’s best emerging talent, has been awarded to Yandell Walton from the VCA for her piece Presence.

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 told ABC News 24 on 28 August 2014 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).