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The upheavals of our time point to a transformational era and a pivotal period – order vs freedom, adaption vs nostalgia, says a University of Melbourne expert
I don’t think that word means what you think it means
Words change their meaning over time. But some words can evolve to mean the opposite of their original definition say University of Melbourne researchers.
When streaming gets crowded
Video-on-demand services have shaken up Australian viewing but University of Melbourne experts say distinct strategies are now emerging amid growing competition
The weird world of Christmas traditions
A University of Melbourne researcher explores how the traditions many of us associate with Christmas get a cultural spin in different countries around the world
The remarkable journey of Leonardo’s inscrutable masterpiece
Leonardo da Vinci’s portrait of Cecilia Gallerani, known as the Lady with an Ermine has had an extraordinary history, explains a University of Melbourne expert.
How green is sustainable fashion really?
Can the trend towards buying sustainable fashion really help the planet, or should we simply be buying less? University of Melbourne experts unravel the issues.
Castles, caves and rock shelters
In the rugged landscape of Georgia, University of Melbourne archaeologists are helping to reveal a medieval world protected by castles, caves and rock shelters
Volunteers don’t come free
New University of Melbourne research finds urgent action is needed to maintain sustainable volunteer services for people with disability and their families.
How do you crack the code to a lost ancient script?
Linear A, the script of one of the earliest European civilisations, the Minoans, is still undeciphered but a University of Melbourne expert is finding new clues