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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
Making the case for the global kidney exchange
The Global Kidney Exchange has been criticised as ‘organ trafficking’, but University of Melbourne experts argue it will save the lives of rich and poor alike.
The future of post-Brexit Britain
As Britain heads toward an election, University of Melbourne experts say Brexit has taken the focus off the long term, especially when it comes to trade.
Why immigration wasn’t an issue in Canada’s election
Immigration wasn't an issue in Canada's election and a University of Melbourne expert argues that reflects explicit policy support compared to Australian unease
Canada’s first climate change election
Canada's left-leaning parties made big promises on climate change during the election; a University of Melbourne expert says this may lead to real change.
The thin line between fake and fact
The internet provides a forum for democracy in some Southeast Asian countries, but a University of Melbourne expert says it’s also become a tool for fake news.
Mapping back to a lost childhood
An interactive online map of Australian care homes, developed at the University of Melbourne, is helping those who grew up in care to track down their history.
The diversity of the globalised cultural economy
A new book by a University of Melbourne expert explores how understanding context can help us change the lives of artists and cultural workers for the better.
Trolling in the era of ‘freedom of speech’
A University of Melbourne expert says proposed anti-vilification laws in Victoria to curb online trolling could be a step in the right direction.