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Three University of Melbourne scientists have been elected as Fellows of the Australian Academy of Science, a rare honour, for their outstanding contributions to science.

Global temperatures could break through the 1.5°C barrier negotiated at the Paris conference as early as 2026 if a slow-moving, natural climate driver known as the Interdecadal Pacific Oscillation (IPO) has, as suspected, moved into a positive phase.

DNA fingerprinting has revealed how the malaria parasite shuffles genes to create different strains and hide from our immune system. This trick allows the parasite to remain undetected and re-infect the same people, much like the flu.

Researchers at the University of Melbourne are the first in the world to image how electrons move in two-dimensional graphene, a boost to the development of next-generation electronics.

The University of Melbourne’s Burnley campus is renowned for teaching and research programs in environmental and ornamental horticulture. Burnley remains a vital part of the University’s plan for horticultural studies.

Hydrogen has been found on the Saturnian moon, Enceladus suggesting the presence of hydrothermal vents. These sources of water and energy are critical components for life on Earth so what does this mean for Enceladus?

An international team of scientists have demonstrated how ocean winds can generate spontaneous rogue waves. This is the first step to predicting the potentially dangerous phenomena. 

Years of meticulous observing have resulted in a cosmic discovery that comes from an era dating back 13.1 billion years, giving scientists a detailed glimpse of what may have happened just a few hundred million years after the Big Bang. 

The University of Melbourne has announced its founding partnership of the Climate Knowledge and Innovation Community of Australia (Climate-KIC Australia), a public-private innovation partnership designed to facilitate economic solutions for climate mitigation and adaptation.

Acclaimed author and conservationist Tim Winton has been announced as patron of the ‘Native Australian Animals Trust’ at the University of Melbourne, which was officially launched on March 15. 

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