How can we prevent Insect Armageddon?
University of Melbourne geneticist Phil Batterham discusses his work on insecticides and how to develop more effective and sustainable pest control strategies
Australians more likely to get vaccinated after Victoria’s COVID-19 outbreak
Victoria’s COVID-19 outbreak increased vaccinations in the state, but new University of Melbourne research finds more Australians are also keen to get the jab.
The difficulty with measuring creativity
An international study including the University of Melbourne aimed to establish a unique new way of measuring problem-solving ability and creative potential.
Getting a COVID jab is safer than taking aspirin
Risk of rare side effects of COVID-19 vaccines are being greatly exaggerated: they are far safer than many regular medicines says University of Melbourne expert
Promoting health in schools: Old idea, new opportunities
The WHO’s ‘health promoting schools’ is an old idea, but new research including the University of Melbourne is finding new ways to fully realise its potential.
Did time slow down in lockdown?
Our perception of time passing fell apart during COVID-19 lockdown, giving us a sense of time-warp, almost like jetlag, says a University of Melbourne expert.
What does it take to run faster, throw further, jump higher?
Unregulated non-doping performance-enhancing strategies can give an inequitable advantage to some elite athletes, says a University of Melbourne expert.
Keeping supply chains ethical and sustainable amid COVID-19
Pressure on global supply chains from COVID-19 means we need to be watchful that ethics and sustainability aren't sacrificed say University of Melbourne experts
Children are more than just a return on investment
Education systems need to see children as capable citizens, not simply a cost where the investment will only pay off later, say University of Melbourne experts
How literature helps us interpret the human face
New University of Melbourne research looks at how the human face and our emotions are represented in literary texts from the medieval to the contemporary eras.