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  1. 9 April 2021 – Australia, Climate, Climate Change, Climate Conversations, Joe Biden

    Watch Episode 2: Climate Conversations: opposing views or rising tides

    University of Melbourne's Climate Conversations addresses how Australia's climate policies fit alongside the Biden Administration’s strong climate leadership.

  2. 8 April 2021 – Artificial Intelligence, Convolutional Neural Networks, Ecology, Feral Cats, Native Animals

    When one feral cat just isn’t another feral cat

    A University of Melbourne ecologist has been counting feral cats using camera traps to help better control them but Artificial Intelligence may speed the work

  3. 8 April 2021 – Agriculture, Emissions, Fossil Fuel, Transport, Waste

    Creating clean transport fuels from waste

    By extracting biofuel from agricultural and urban waste, University of Melbourne researchers aim to create a low-cost, zero emission transport fuel

  4. 7 March 2021 – Discrimination, International Women's Day, Sexism, Technology, Women In Science

    The importance of teaching boys about brilliant women

    If we don't normalise brilliant women to girls and boys, it becomes a real problem for these women when boys become men, says a University of Melbourne expert.

  5. 24 February 2021 – COVID-19, Coronavirus, Pandemic, Quarantine, Travel

    Six safety tips for hotel quarantine

    University of Melbourne engineers have devised a list of things travellers can do as individuals, to get through hotel quarantine more safely

  6. 18 February 2021 – Australia, Data, Facebook, News, Social Media

    Australia vs Facebook: Regulating the market of attention

    University of Melbourne experts say that Facebook’s move to block Australian users and publishers from viewing news all comes back to advertising revenue.

  7. 4 February 2021 – COVID-19, COVIDSafe, Health Data, Privacy, Surveillance

    Privacy and health: The lessons of COVID-19

    Australia's COVIDSafe app had wide support but too many were wary. A University of Melbourne-led team have now delved into Australians' attitudes to privacy

  8. 27 January 2021 – Computer Science, Diversity, Information technology, Sexism, Social Media

    Trump, nipples and the hypocrisy of the social media giants

    Ending routine social media censorship of the marginalised may may mean significantly increasing the diversity in the industry – University of Melbourne experts

  9. 21 January 2021 – Ageing, Bones, Engineering, Spinal Injuries, biomechanics

    Predicting risk of spinal fracture using bioengineering

    A first-of-its-kind predictive tool has been developed for spinal fracture in people who have osteoporosis, by a research team including University of Melbourne