Eavesdrop on Experts
Hear researchers obsess, confess and profess – changing the world one experiment, one paper and one interview at a time
The brain benefits of music
The University of Melbourne's Professor Sarah Wilson discusses music neuroscience and why no other species uses a complex musical system like we do.
The state of democracy, before and during COVID-19
We are facing a global democratic recession, but the pandemic has intensified the focus on what we want from democracy, says University of Melbourne's Tom Daly.
Catching sight of dark matter
One the biggest challenges in research this century is to understand the nature of dark matter, explains University of Melbourne's Professor Elisabetta Barberio
Why are there so few drugs to treat viruses?
As coronavirus case numbers surge, University of Melbourne experts explain why we have effective drugs for bacterial diseases, but relatively few for viruses.
Launching the SpIRIT satellite
University of Melbourne researchers describe plans to build the SpIRIT satellite– to be launched in space by 2022, with Australian and Italian Space Agencies.
How better data on death can improve lives
By studying causes of death, Professor Alan Lopez says we can better target health interventions, including increases in cardiovascular disease in Australia.
Towards faster treatment for major depressive disorder
Physiologist Professor Scott Thompson studies how the brain changes in patients with major depression to identify more effective, faster acting antidepressants.
What’s behind COVID-19 conspiracy theories?
Robin Canniford studies conspiracy theories at the University of Melbourne, he says people are more susceptible during heightened times of anxiety like pandemic
Innovation during crisis
Mark Quigley, Earth Sciences Professor at the University of Melbourne explains how the Canterbury earthquakes and COVID-19 both inspired innovative responses.