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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.

An international team, led by the University of Melbourne, has devised a method allowing countries to choose their own method of ‘fair’ emissions cuts, effectively creating a roadmap out of the climate negotiation gridlock.

A single blood test could reveal whether an otherwise healthy person is unusually likely to die of pneumonia or sepsis within the next 14 years.

Dr Jane Elith has been awarded the 2015 Frank Fenner Prize for Life Scientist of the Year, one of the six awards in the annual Prime Minister’s Prizes for Science.

Expert advice can often be compromised by human frailties – like their current mood or what their values are – and should be treated accordingly, University of Melbourne Professor Mark Burgman says.

Has Australia’s climate always been so dry? Have the tropical reefs around Australia always been there? What will happen to Australia’s climate and reefs in the future?

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