10 great books you should read in 2017
Looking for something new to read? Let the University of Melbourne's experts guide you through some classics you might not have discovered yet.
Life’s a drag, unless you live in a bubble
An international team led by the University of Melbourne has shown objects can sink in water with close to zero drag, proving an 18th century physics theory.
‘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.
Adapting to the speed of change
As automation and technology advances changes the nature and availability of work - University of Melbourne experts look at how to prepare for unpredictability.
Why we show the whites of our eyes
Of all the animals, only humans obviously show the whites of our eyes, making it easier for us to communicate and deceive with just glance.
More sleep, less bad behaviour
New research, involving the University of Melbourne, finds adequate sleep may minimise the impact of many childhood behavioural problems.
Tailored treatment turns up heat on melanomas
Precision medicine, a new way of delivering individualised treatments, is leading to breakthroughs in the fight against one of Australia’s deadliest cancers.
The winding road to Yale
University of Melbourne PhD candidate Emma Shortis is the first University of Melbourne student to receive the prestigious Yale Fox International Fellowship.
Genes don’t always dictate that ‘boys will be boys’
New University of Melbourne evolutionary biology research finds that genes don't always dictate that 'boys will be boys' in the animal world, just like humans.
The minimum wage gender divide
We might expect the gender pay gap to be zero among minimum-wage workers, but University of Melbourne research finds women earn around 10 per cent less.