Does it pay to improve your home's efficiency?
University of Melbourne researchers have shown how long it will take homeowners to 'pay off' energy efficiency retrofits in 31 local government areas.
Will water ever be worth more than oil?
As Cape Town runs dry, could water ever become more valuable than oil? University of Melbourne experts discuss the possibility of water demand exceeding supply.
HIV: Probing for a pathway to a cure
Clinical trial by Peter Doherty Institute at University of Melbourne suggests HIV can't replicate in people on antiretrovirals in key finding for cure efforts.
Rethinking gastrointestinal cancer diagnosis
Colonoscopies are being overused for cancer diagnosis says University of Melbourne expert, and while new techniques are coming, we can better use stool tests.
Repairing the Murray-Darling Basin
After years of degradation to the Murray-Darling Basin - University of Melbourne researchers are seeing positive results from limiting and returning river water
Is there such a thing as a ‘private life’ if you’re in public office?
The recent cases of Barnaby Joyce and Brett Guerin show something about the concept of 'office' today is deeply amiss, argues a University of Melbourne expert.
This is not a drill: 5 facts about the South China Sea
The South China Sea has become one of the region’s biggest potential flashpoints; a University of Melbourne special explores what it could mean for Australia.
Will Berlusconi make a comeback in Italy? It’s anybody’s guess
Italians are voting to elect a new government and a new prime minister; a University of Melbourne expert finds it's a very unpredictable political contest.
Filling in the genetic blanks of breast cancer predisposition
A pioneering University of Melbourne study helps show why around 60 per cent of families with multiple breast cancer cases can’t be explained by genetics.
The grim cycle of homelessness and unemployment
Research by a University of Melbourne expert finds homelessness impairs people’s capacity to keep a job more than their ability to gain employment.