Are redheads with blue eyes really going extinct?
Red hair and blue eyes is the rarest colour combination in humans; a University of Melbourne expert looks at whether they're really going extinct.
What are the long-term health risks of having your tonsils out?
For the first time, University of Melbourne researchers have identified the long-term health risks of removing tonsils and adenoids in childhood.
Creating digital twins to save our cities
Digital technologies that allow experts to recreate and predict future city environments are key to sustainable urban design, say University of Melbourne expert
Reducing the risk of mental illness and dementia as we age
Physical activity benefits the body, but it can also help cognition and reduce the risk of dementia in older Australians says a University of Melbourne expert.
The modern women of Australian ballet
This International Women’s Day, a University of Melbourne expert shares the inspirational ballets and lives of pioneering Australian women choreographers
The unexpected drop in intimate partner violence
It should be exciting that cases of violence against women dropped during COVID, but we need to understand the big picture says University of Melbourne expert.
5 ways singing helps humanity
University of Melbourne researchers have found singing is a powerful way to achieve deep personal and social meaning, and support mental and physical wellbeing
A sustainable solution to Australia’s engineering skills shortage
To solve our skills shortage, we need to go beyond temporary migration and inspire a stronger connection with engineering, says a University of Melbourne expert
Wheat’s ancient roots of viral resistance
University of Melbourne research has found that a gene that protects wheat from destructive Wheat Yellow Mosaic Virus originated in an ancient wild relative
The time is now for Indigenous design equity
Indigenous Australians have long been architects, engineers and land managers; a University of Melbourne expert says that wisdom must help tackle climate change