A new thermometer for studying our past climate
By studying underwater mineral deposits from cave pools, University of Melbourne researchers have developed a new tool to understand our climate history.
Australia’s mountains are still growing
University of Melbourne-led research shows the Eastern Highlands of Victoria have been growing at a rate of 76 metres every million years, and are still going.
What causes an ice age to end?
New University of Melbourne research is solving one of the enigmas in palaeoclimatology – to understand why an ice age ended, we need to know when it ended.
Probing Earth’s deep and ancient secrets
New University of Melbourne research finds that a rock that's the source of most of the world’s diamonds is giving us insights into the Earth’s formation.
It’s time the Nullarbor Caves had World Heritage status
Australia's precious Nullarbor caves are a 'time machine' back millions of years and deserve World Heritage status says University of Melbourne expert.
Human evolutionary history takes a rain check
By dating the rock in between the fossil layers in Africa’s 'Cradle of Humankind' University of Melbourne researchers are shedding new light on our evolution.
The not-so-plain Nullarbor
The Nullarbor Plain, one of Australia's driest spots, was once a forest packed with gums and banksias as little as 3.5 million years ago, research shows.