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  1. 31 May 2024 - Design

    How many 20-minute neighbourhoods does Melbourne really have?

    University of Melbourne experts have mapped whether childcare centres, pharmacies and GPs are accessible within a 20-minute walk from everywhere in Melbourne

  2. 29 May 2024 - Science Matters

    Going back to the future for food crops

    New sensing techniques detect drought tolerance in ancient plants, enabling breeding of new food crops for a warmer world finds University of Melbourne research

  3. 16 May 2024 - Science Matters

    Bushfires are changing the ‘hidden’ understorey in our forests

    New University of Melbourne research finds more frequent and intense fires are changing Australia’s forests, particularly the 'hidden' understorey.

  4. 29 April 2024 - Design

    These maps tell us we need to cool our sweltering streets

    Our map shows the stark impact asphalt and concrete have on city temperatures, and why we need to ‘de-pave’ our cities, say University of Melbourne experts

  5. 26 April 2024 - Science Matters

    You might find a rare species in your backyard

    Events like City Nature Challenge are empowering communities to discover species, never seen before in some urban areas, say University of Melbourne experts

  6. 22 April 2024 - Health & Wellbeing

    Healthcare has a waste problem, but we can achieve net zero

    Healthcare professionals deal with the outcomes of climate change but can also be part of the solution say University of Melbourne experts

  7. 12 April 2024 - Inside Business

    People or planet? We must invest in both for a sustainable future

    Environmental and social issues need to be considered together for sustainable finance reforms to make a positive difference say University of Melbourne experts

  8. 4 April 2024 - Science Matters

    Understanding how fire shapes plants will help protect them

    A new approach that predicts how plants respond to fire will help protect thousands of species from biodiversity loss, say University of Melbourne experts.

  9. 9 April 2024 - Science Matters

    How whales struggle to navigate in a sea of noise pollution

    University of Melbourne modelling shows that as ocean noise from human activities surges, whales will find it increasingly harder to successfully migrate