Making a lasting impression
First Commissions, an ambitious new University of Melbourne project, unites the world’s masterpieces with emerging artists to create the next generation of art.
The ‘freak wave’ myth
New University of Melbourne research finds 'freak waves’ don’t really exist and Australia’s experienced rock fishers best understand the dangers of the ocean.
Mimicking nature’s own plastic
Amino acid polypeptides are nature's own plastic and University of Melbourne researchers are aiming to chemically mimic nature to make fully compostable plastic
Negotiating trade post-Brexit
Australia will show little nostalgia for the 'old country' in talks on any post-Brexit trade deal with the UK, says a University of Melbourne expert.
A land of drought and flooding rains
University of Melbourne research finds understanding the link between increasing rainfall and dry soil conditions can help us better plan for climate change.
Is Freud’s legacy fading?
Despite reports of the death of psychoanalysis, Sigmund Freud’s ideas are alive and well in some parts of the world reports a University of Melbourne study.
The perfection of David
Michelangelo’s statue of David is an iconic statement on physical perfection and continues to inspire emerging artists, says a University of Melbourne expert.
Movement, mobility and identity
University of Melbourne anthropologist Andrew Dawson has taken to the road, joining people in cars and on buses to better understand culture and communities.
Breaking the workplace code of silence
Progress on gender equity in Australian work places is being held back by a socialised 'code of silence' around the issue says a University of Melbourne expert.
Will a computer take your job?
Although many predict that computers could become smarter than us, a University of Melbourne experts says we shouldn't forget people power in the age of AI.