Eavesdrop on Experts
Hear researchers obsess, confess and profess – changing the world one experiment, one paper and one interview at a time
Making friends with fronds: understanding plants’ feelings
Dr Kim Johnson from the University of Melbourne discusses how plants respond to their environments and how this understanding can help grow better crops.
Gene genies: Meet the researchers mapping our DNA to combat cancer
Two researchers share how genome sequencing could make cancer a manageable rather than lethal condition.
Words and war: The role of the linguist in conflict resolution
Language can divide, but it is also key to uniting people. Professor Jo Lo Bianco from the University of Melbourne works in conflict zones, including Myanmar.
Honey I shrunk the particles!
The University of Melbourne's Matt Faria needed an accessible way to test nanoparticle crystal formation in zero-gravity. So he skydived in the name of science.
Discrimination in the classroom
Dr Shiralee Poed discusses improving teaching for children with disabilities, the My School website and why all students deserve to go to their local school.
Whose fake news?
We chat to Washington Post op-ed columnist Dana Milbank about fake news, Russian Hackers and the ethics of Wikileaks.
We visit Newells Paddock in Melbourne's inner west where delegates from the Ecocity 2017 World Summit are planting shrubs to rehabilitate the industrial site.
Art on the page
Special collections librarian at the University of Melbourne, Susan Millard, shows off some Matisse, Miró and Sonia Delaunay illustrations and artworks.
Five things about ... The Germaine Greer audio archive
In 2013 the University of Melbourne bought the Germaine Greer Archive. We speak to the archivists about the 150 hours of audio recorded by Greer herself.