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  1. 5 October 2015 - Go Figure

    Why gargoyles and gryphons keep watch over cities

    From mythical beasts on churches to skilled stoneworks on rows of terraced houses, the design features of buildings map a city's history.

  2. 12 October 2017 - Under the Microscope

    When economists have babies

    After both his children were born via C-section, University of Melbourne researcher Dr Cain Polidano investigated how caesarians impact cognitive development.

  3. 11 October 2017 - Health & Wellbeing

    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.

  4. 10 October 2017 - Health & Wellbeing

    Kids’ sleep a key indicator of wellbeing

    The ABC's massive children's happiness survey reveals that sleep is a key indicator of a child's wellbeing, according to University of Melbourne analysis

  5. 11 October 2017 - Engineering & Technology

    Using maths to map mines deep underground

    Software, created by University of Melbourne researchers, takes its inspiration from microchips to design underground tunnel networks for the mining industry.

  6. 9 October 2017 - Humanities

    “Risky” lack of nuclear governance in the Asia Pacific

    Keeping nuclear power/materials safe requires strong governance but a University of Melbourne expert warns governance in the Asia/Pacific is partly decorative

  7. 25 July 2017 - Health & Wellbeing

    ‘Rusty’ brains linked to Alzheimer’s

    University of Melbourne researchers have discovered high iron levels in the brain play an important role in the onset of Alzheimer's.

  8. 6 September 2017 - Go Figure

    Why doesn’t modern Australia have diverse regional accents?

    University of Melbourne experts discuss why the Australian-English accent doesn't have huge the regional variations other countries around the world do.

  9. 5 October 2017 - Public Affairs

    Unified no more: Spain spirals towards constitutional crisis

    With Catalonia's leaders set to declare independence from Spain, the country is heading for a major constitutional crisis says a University of Melbourne expert.

  10. 13 October 2016 - Engineering & Technology

    Survivor: The sport of betrayal

    The reality TV show Survivor is a global phenomenon where betrayal and social skills are central to what is more a sport than a game show.