Australia will still be the lucky country when it comes to changes in local climate as a result of climate change if global average surface temperatures reach the 1.5°C or 2°C limit set by the Paris agreement.
New research has calculated that without further interventions, the gender gap for women working in STEMM is very likely to persist for generations, particularly in surgery, computer science, physics and maths.
Two new software projects designed in Melbourne could accelerate the progress of the world-first Human Cell Atlas – an ambitious global effort to map every cell in the human body as a resource for understanding, preventing and treating disease.
A new colour publication A Field Guide to the Freshwater Fishes of the Kimberley has been launched, detailing the Kimberley’s fascinating freshwater fishes, many unique to the region, and including newly described species.
Male moths have evolved intricate scale arrangements on their antennae to enhance detection of female sex pheromones, which allows them to keep their antennae small enough to maximise flying, new research suggests.
University of Melbourne research reveals that one in four Americans report chemical sensitivity, with nearly half this group medically diagnosed with Multiple Chemical Sensitivities (MCS), suffering health problems from exposure to common chemical products and pollutants such as insect spray, paint, cleaning supplies, fragrances and petrochemical fumes.
University of Melbourne researchers have developed a way to quantify the cost of maintaining a secure water supply, allowing authorities to better plan for the future and avoid costly responses to low water levels.
Human rights and international law expert Professor Hilary Charlesworth, says that Australia's appointment to the UN Human Rights Council gives the country an opportunity to examine its own human rights record.