What is mindfulness? Nobody really knows, and that’s a problem
Mindfulness is all the rage in mainstream Western culture, but University of Melbourne research raises questions over how poorly defined and researched it is.
Five things about...Poo
Why is poo a taboo? University of Melbourne's Prof Nick Haslam and PhDc Naomi Francis from the Nossal Institute discuss all things fecal.
The science behind love songs
Valentine's Day is full of love songs. This is how love works on our mind, body and soul ... and why we want to write beautiful music about it.
Why we show the whites of our eyes
Of all the animals, only humans obviously show the whites of our eyes, making it easier for us to communicate and deceive with just glance.
The secret life of the professor
Code-breaking and the Enigma machine, clandestine missions and scouring Hitler’s lair – all this before Oscar Oeser came to the University of Melbourne.
Now we know: Why we stand in queues
Queueing is an everyday social norm, governed by unspoken rules promoting efficiency and equality – and why queue jumpers make us really angry.