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Power and Pomp at Versailles
Treasures from the Palace of Versailles have come to Australian shores, leaving France for the first time and providing a glimpse of the court's splendour.
The power of a warm welcome
Refugee researcher Uma Kothari on how media representations of asylum seekers influence how we attend and respond to the plight of people fleeing for safety.
How a quest for the past found a living present
In this extract from Rebe Taylor’s powerful history of Aboriginal Tasmania, eccentric Englishman Ernest Westlake arrives in 1908 Melbourne hunting man's origins
Why Germaine Greer was filmed naked in a bathtub of milk
Germaine Greer and Kenny Everett starred in one of TV's first reality TV shows, Nice Times, filmed in 1969 for Granada TV, a British TV company.
Virtual reality brings the past to life
Ever wanted to wander round a Roman city as it was 2000 years ago? Now you can, thanks to technology that allows us to explore historic sites in 3D.
Taking positive psychology to a group level
Research psychologist Lindsay Oades explains how positive psychology is moving to a systems level to promote more skillful interaction within organisations.
Making big sense of big data: The quest to improve human reasoning
US intelligence is investing millions of dollars in a global research effort to boost analytical thinking by unlocking the reason in crowds
10 great books you should read in 2017
Looking for something new to read? Let the University of Melbourne's experts guide you through some classics you might not have discovered yet.
Unpicking the myth of Testosterone Rex
Testosterone is what makes men different to women, right? Not so, says Cordelia Fine in her latest book, which uses science to break down gender myths.
Homeless: Why making it a crime won’t fix the problem
Homeless people are already at the mercy of the law, so a ban on sleeping rough in city centres will do nothing to help the situation.