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  1. Podcast24 May 2018 - Eavesdrop on Experts

    Solving our climate history puzzle

    This episode of the University of Melbourne's Eavesdrop on Experts features Joelle Gergis on Australia's climate history, detailed in her book Sunburnt Country.

  2. 1 May 2018 - Science Matters

    Why parts of Earth have barely changed in 3 billion years

    University of Melbourne geologists have shown how strong cratons formed billions of years ago, when Earth transitioned from a volcanic state to plate tectonics.

  3. 29 April 2018 - Science Matters

    Creating Pandora on Earth

    China’s famous Zhangjiajie rocks may look like scenery from Avatar, but University of Melbourne research finds water, tectonics and time created this wonder.

  4. 4 May 2018 - Under the Microscope

    If we could talk to the animals

    Animals, like people, are more productive when they are treated well; a University of Melbourne researcher finds it also benefits the people who work with them

  5. Podcast24 April 2018 - Eavesdrop on Experts

    The legal rights of rivers

    In this episode of the University of Melbourne's Eavesdrop on Experts podcast, environmental law expert Erin O'Donnell explains the legal rights of rivers.

  6. 18 April 2018 - Engineering & Technology

    The limits of modelling: Knowing we don’t know

    Modelling the impact on groundwater of mine developments is critical but a University of Melbourne expert warns that we need to understand the limits of models

  7. 12 April 2018 - Engineering & Technology

    New fixes for old traffic problems

    University of Melbourne research is bringing transport systems into the 21st century, connecting everything from vehicles and traffic lights, to pavements.

  8. 2 April 2018 - Science Matters

    The First Fleet and Australia’s unforgiving weather

    In her new book, Dr Joëlle Gergis from the University of Melbourne looks at the history of Australia's harsh climate, from the arrival of the First Fleet to now

  9. Podcast28 March 2018 - Eavesdrop on Experts

    The secret history of stone

    In this episode of the University of Melbourne's Eavesdrop on Experts podcast, cultural geographer Tim Edensor discusses what place reveals about culture.