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Have you ever wondered? We will take the mystery out of everyday life by solving conundrums that you have always pondered.

  1. 19 July 2018 – Agriculture, Fertiliser, Fossil Fuels, Nitrogen Pollution, Pollution

    What you need to know about nitrogen pollution

    A new measurement from University of Melbourne researchers could more accurately identify places at risk of damaging levels of nitrogen pollution.

  2. 17 May 2018 – Bitcoin, Blockchain, Cryptocurrency, Online Shopping, Technology

    Blockchain: Lucrative buzzword or legitimate game changer?

    Blockchain is a system of processing transactions, well known for cryptocurrencies, but as University of Melbourne experts explain that's the tip of the iceberg

  3. 30 April 2018 – Humour, Management, Psychology, Work, Workplace Culture

    Why moaning about work can actually be good for you

    University of Melbourne research shows moaning can help teams bond in the workplace and process negative emotions, and that humour plays an important role too.

  4. 19 March 2018 – Chemical Weapons, Chemistry, Poison, Russia, Spy

    The science behind Novichok

    As the British government accuses Russia of stockpiling Novichok, a University of Melbourne expert looks at what makes the Soviet-era nerve agent so deadly.

  5. 6 March 2018 – Drought, Water, Water Management

    Will water ever be worth more than oil?

    As Cape Town runs dry, could water ever become more valuable than oil? University of Melbourne experts discuss the possibility of water demand exceeding supply.

  6. 2 February 2018 – Extinction, Eyes, Genes, Genetics, Red Hair

    Are redheads with blue eyes really going extinct?

    Red hair and blue eyes is the rarest colour combination in humans; a University of Melbourne expert looks at whether they're really going extinct.

  7. 22 December 2017 – Christmas, Health, Holidays, Mental Health, Psychology

    Do you really get sick as soon as you go on holiday?

    Does it ever seem that as soon as you take a break, you get sick? University of Melbourne experts look at some of the reasons it feels this way.

  8. 20 December 2017 – Christmas, Christmas Tree, Ecology, Green, Trees

    Going green: Are fake Christmas trees more eco-friendly than the real thing?

    When it comes to a real versus plastic Christmas tree, according to University of Melbourne experts, the genuine article is greener in more ways than one.

  9. 10 December 2017 – Cats, Christmas, Christmas Tree, Pine Needles, Veterinary Sciences

    Why cats obsess over Christmas trees

    Cats and Christmas trees equals one big playpen, but a University of Melbourne expert says it's the tree that will come off worst in the ensuing mayhem.