University of Melbourne Professor Anne Kavanagh shares how changes in her own life led her to challenge perceptions of disability in society.
What’s killing women?
Population health researcher Professor Cassandra Szoeke outlines what ails women as they grow older, and how men differ from women in age-related diseases.
Forty per cent banana, ninety nine per cent bonobo
Miegunyah Fellow at the University of Melbourne, Professor Bernard Wood, discusses our close cousins, the great apes, and ponders who our ancestors really are.
Staying healthy in old age
Geriatrician Andrea Maier from the University of Melbourne on the cellular basis of ageing and how to change the script.
Annie and the swans (not a band)
A bioscience PhD candidate discusses studying urban birds and light pollution and how she tracks the movements and behaviours of swans and pigeons.
The grand challenge of feeding 9 billion people
Sustainable agriculture expert Tim Reeves on the radical changes required in agricultural practice, public policy and consumer behaviour to feed Earth.
Genetic snip and snap
Molecular biologist Professor Jacob Corn on the benefits and ethical challenges of CRISPR gene editing technology, covering human health and food security.
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.
Global warming’s companion crisis
Environmental physicist Mark Sutton on how our fast-growing 'nitrogen footprint' from agriculture and industry is threatening our health.
Outbreak! Managing human pandemics
Virologist Eddie Holmes on how better biosecurity and surveillance give us a chance of containing still-inevitable viral and bacterial pandemics.