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  1. 24 March 2017 - Under the Microscope

    Taking the sludge out of wastewater

    Finding better ways to separate liquids from solids when treating wastewater means the costs of sanitation can be reduced, making it globally available.

  2. 24 March 2017 - Science Matters

    The physics that stops a bullet also makes your car more fuel efficient

    Knowing the physics of resistance helps engineers design faster cars and bikes, and explains why Todd Sampson survives being shot underwater in Life on the Line

  3. 23 March 2017 - Science Matters

    Managing bushfires for safety and biodiversity

    Forest fires destroy but also create habitats, forcing forest managers into a tricky balancing act. Fire researchers are now developing models to help them.

  4. 23 March 2017 - Public Affairs

    Why Nordic countries top the happiness league

    It is no coincidence that Nordic countries topped the ratings in the Happiness Report 2017 – they explicitly invest in and promote equality.

  5. 23 March 2017 - Humanities

    Lest we forget: Storing precious memories

    Victorian families wanting help preserving wartime memorabilia from relatives who have served in the armed forces will have access to an expert roadshow in 2017

  6. Podcast23 March 2017 - Up Close

    The Human Cost of Homophobia and Transphobia

    Psychiatric epidemiologist Michael King talks about the psychological damage suffered by victims of homophobia and transphobia, and spells out what can be done

  7. 21 March 2017 - Animals, Food & You

    Save our soils: Why dirt matters

    Soil health is vital for human nutrition and the environment, but we manage it poorly; around two thirds of Australian agricultural land has unhealthy soil.

  8. 21 March 2017 - Public Affairs

    The creeping influence of lobbyists in Washington

    Draining the 'Washington swamp' of lobbyists was one of Donald Trump's core campaign pledges but since taking office he has increased their access and influence

  9. 20 March 2017 - Health & Wellbeing

    Men’s self-reliance linked to risk of self-harm

    A study of almost 14,000 men has found a strong link between those who identify as highly self-reliant and higher rates of thoughts of suicide or self-harm.

  10. 20 March 2017 - Humanities

    The stories of a city

    Writer Christos Tsiolkas, photographer Zoe Ali and historian Andrew May explore life on a single city block in Melbourne in the exhibition called City Songs.