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Why fake news is anything but new
Fake news is not new; news has been falsified from its earliest days when ballads conveyed it to the masses, says a University of Melbourne expert.
The many voices of the North
University of Melbourne research explores the multilingualism of indigenous languages in remote communities in north Australia bound up in custom and tradition
After the party
Establishing safe zones around licensed premises could help reduce the harm caused by illicit drugs, says a University of Melbourne expert.
Comedy in the trenches
Trench journals provided a much-needed outlet for soldiers in WW1 and the French and Australian publications were similar, says a University of Melbourne expert
The real face of the Australian Paleo community
Australians on the Paleo diet come from all walks of life but are united by disillusionment with mainstream health advice, says a University of Melbourne expert
Is the Russian Revolution over yet?
100 years after Red October, when Lenin and his Bolsheviks overthrew the Tsarist autocracy, the revolution is still a difficult subject for modern Russia.
Restoring one of the world’s rarest maps
Conservators from the University of Melbourne have restored the 1663 Blaeu map, the first large scale map of Australia, now hanging in the National Library.
The winding road to Yale
University of Melbourne PhD candidate Emma Shortis is the first University of Melbourne student to receive the prestigious Yale Fox International Fellowship.
‘Like’ has totally evolved to become, like, a legit word
The word "like" may be frowned on, but University of Melbourne research finds young women lead the way in how languages and grammar evolve, and it's, like, fine
Catalonian and Scottish independence: Why so different?
Separatists in Catalonia and Scotland share many strategies, but the best way to resolve national tensions is negotiation, says a University of Melbourne expert