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Ants Remember Their Rivals' Scent
2012-02-22 05:49:02

Researchers from the University of Melbourne report they have found that ant colonies share a collective memory for the odor of ants in rival nests.

Image 1 - Researchers Create Working Single-Atom Transistor
2012-02-20 05:35:23

A team of Australian and American researchers announced on Sunday that they had created a working transistor from a single phosphorus atom embedded precisely in a silicon crystal.

2012-02-15 21:40:20

University of Melbourne researchers have found Wikipedia is the most highly rated website for accessing information on mental-health related topics.

2012-02-14 11:45:07

New research from the University of Melbourne shows how the malaria parasite (Plasmodium falciparum) changes into a banana shape before sexual reproduction, a finding that could provide targets for vaccine or drug development and may explain how the parasite evades the human immune system.

2012-02-14 11:43:24

An international study led by the University of Melbourne has provided a clearer understanding of the cancer risks associated with the genetic mutation Lynch syndrome, a finding that could lead to earlier detection of a wide range of cancers in sufferers.

2012-02-08 13:20:43

Having a simple, easy-to-pronounce name is more likely to win you friends and favour in the workplace, a study by Dr Simon Laham at the University of Melbourne and Dr Adam Alter at New York University Stern School of Business, has found.

2012-02-01 12:07:18

People living in poor neighborhoods have a higher rate and risk of arthritis - one of the most common causes of disability in the developed world.

2012-01-31 09:47:43

Coroners are more likely to hold inquests for deaths involving younger people or people who died of fatal complications from medical care.

2012-01-25 12:22:41

New research launched by the University of Melbourne and the City of Melbourne will give buildings owners across Melbourne access to information that can help their buildings absorb less heat and stay cooler during hot days.

2012-01-18 20:00:00

Whilst most Australian universities are still in holiday hiatus, Bond University has embarked on a new era with the commencement of its seventh Vice-Chancellor and President Professor Tim Brailsford.


Word of the Day
adustion
  • The act of burning, scorching, or heating to dryness; the state or being thus heated or dried.
  • In medicine, cauterization.
The word 'adustion' comes from the Latin 'adustio', 'burning'.
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