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Students will have access to world leading Australian scientists as part of a new dedicated sciences school named after Nobel Laureate Elizabeth Blackburn.

Since Darwin's observations we thought that bird songs were a male trait for courting with females who were drawn to the most seductive male song. 

Researchers have identified that the use of wastewater to irrigate vegetable crops, which is common across developing countries, may significantly contribute to deadly health risks such as rotavirus, a major cause of diarrheal diseases.

Old trees contribute more to carbon storage than previously thought in a new international study that included researchers from the University of Melbourne. 

Bushfire has always been an integral part of the Australian landscape, with many plant and animal species relying on fire for survival.  So a burn near Lorne in Victoria earlier this year, provided a unique opportunity to study the relationship between bushfire, landscape, plants and animals, both before and after fire activity.  The results will help inform habitat and landscape management as well as future planned burn programs.

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