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  1. 14 December 2018 - Science Matters

    A giant lobster, by any other name

    Tasmania's at-risk crayfish is the world's largest freshwater invertebrate; for a University of Melbourne biochemist, finding its real name was just the start.

  2. 30 November 2018 - Go Figure

    What does a wet spring mean for bushfire season?

    A recent spell of wet weather in Melbourne won't make a big impact bushfire risk, says a University of Melbourne expert, with the risk remaining high.

  3. 27 November 2018 - Design

    Building cities for a changing climate

    Our cities are responsible for most of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions; University of Melbourne research identifies the barriers to building sustainably.

  4. 22 November 2018 - Science Matters

    Tracking the climate threat to Australia’s unique ecosystems

    Australia's biodiversity is under threat from climate change; University of Melbourne research has identified 8 case studies of how our ecosystems are changing.

  5. 16 November 2018 - Science Matters

    Who’s running late for the Paris Agreement?

    University of Melbourne research asks whether to limit global warming - countries should lower their emissions’ target to meet their climate change commitments.

  6. 8 November 2018 - Design

    Lovability versus liveability: What big data tells us about our neighbourhoods

    What makes a place a community is far more than bricks-and-mortar and services; a University of Melbourne special explores the future of Australian cities.

  7. 31 October 2018 - Engineering & Technology

    Preparing for our new extremes

    University of Melbourne research has developed a new tools in disaster-resilience modelling; as we face the effects of extreme climate change and disasters.

  8. 24 October 2018 - Science Matters

    The stories of Australia’s botanical biodiversity

    The University of Melbourne Herbarium has an estimated 150,000 specimens, each with their own story to tell and now the collection is available online.

  9. 26 October 2018 - Science Matters

    On the DNA trail of the platypus

    Researchers at the University of Melbourne are embarking on the largest ever investigation into platypus distribution, using environmental DNA samples.

  10. 17 October 2018 - Health & Wellbeing

    Women and the slowing global population

    Around the world, birth rates are slowing to a more sustainable level. And a University of Melbourne expert's report says it’s women that are behind the change.