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Australian cities support a remarkable number of threatened species, new research shows, with Sydney boasting the most, at 126 species.

The female raft spider – often accused of indiscriminate aggression for cannibalising her potential suitors – is actually testing the worth of her mates, a new study suggests.

A University of Melbourne research team is one step closer to developing a one-shot vaccine to guard against a deadly human brain disease, with the potential to save thousands of lives.

United States epidemiologist and toxicologist Dr Devra Davis is in Melbourne to share her knowledge on the biological impacts of mobile phones.

Fires are more prevalent on a Tuesday and less likely on a Sunday, according to a new University of Melbourne study, which highlights the dramatic effect humans, religion and culture have on the global climate.

A $2.25 million project bringing together six education providers across Victoria’s west is set to strengthen pathways for rural and regional students entering the vital discipline of land management. 

At the University of Melbourne, a rare, eight-carat diamond has been smashed to smithereens in a bid to discover the secrets of its origin and a potential ‘mother lode’ of diamonds.

Science Gallery International (SGI) and the University of Melbourne today announce that Rose Hiscock will become the inaugural Director of Science Gallery Melbourne, a dynamic venue for science and art collaboration planned for the heart of Melbourne’s new innovation precinct.

Make no mistake about it – global warming is increasing the odds of hot, record-breaking weather conditions in Australia, say climate experts.

Australian scientists have designed 3D silicon chip architecture based on single atom quantum bits, which is compatible with atomic-scale fabrication techniques.

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