Russia’s strange yet predictable election
Russians go to the polls to re-elect Vladimir Putin as President. A University of Melbourne expert says if that sounds like a foregone conclusion, well, it is.
South Australia votes: A divided electorate
University of Melbourne analysis finds the SA-BEST party could hold the balance of power if neither the Liberals nor Labor win outright in South Australia.
Seeing like an anthropologist
This episode of the University of Melbourne's Eavesdrop on Experts podcast features anthropologist Monica Minnegal on her work in Papua New Guinea.
It’s not just antenna size, but scales that matter for lonely male moths
University of Melbourne research finds some male moths have evolved intricate scale arrangements on their antennae to enhance detection of female sex pheromones
Engineering gender equality
Why aren't more women studying engineering? A University of Melbourne expert says the lack of role models in specific areas of the discipline needs to change.
Keeping tabs on the tech giants
As Australia's competition watchdog investigates tech giants like Google and Facebook, a University of Melbourne expert says the focus is more transparency.
Training for recovery before major surgery
University of Melbourne research finds that seeing a physiotherapist before abdominal surgery can halve the rate of potentially deadly respiratory complications
Does Australia have a gambling problem?
This episode of the University of Melbourne's Policy Shop podcast consider the extent of Australia's problem gambling problem, and policy options to address it.
Trailblazing for women in science
The University of Melbourne's Frances Separovic was Victoria's first female chemistry professor and has now been included on the Victorian Honour Roll of Women.
When flexible working makes life harder
Flexible work practices like 4/10 work weeks can cause more harm than good, particularly when mandated by an employer, University of Melbourne research finds.