Why that Instagram post may cost you more than you think
We need greater transparency around how our social media data will be used by banks, and how to challenge their decisions say University of Melbourne experts.
Finding the fundamentals of reading
An independent evaluation by University of Melbourne and Murdoch Children's Research Institute finds intensive phonics-based reading interventions can deliver
Hong Kong: The canary in the coal mine
Amid the ongoing pro-democracy protests in China's Hong Kong, a University of Melbourne expert examines how it came to this and where it is likely to end.
Mapping eye disease
Researchers, including the University of Melbourne, have created the world’s most detailed atlas of the genetics of the human retina to help prevent blindness.
The science that stops possums eating your garden
When possums ate her garden, University of Melbourne's Professor Lynne Selwood fought back and invented a spray that protects plants from possum browsing.
Where’s the proof internet voting is secure?
Victoria’s Electoral Matters Committee is looking into internet voting as a real option. But a University of Melbourne expert says there's no proof it's secure.
Remembering Australia’s polio scourge
Polio epidemics were a scourge in Australia until the vaccine arrived; a University of Melbourne expert looks back at how polio was treated, and feared.
Is empathy good for business?
Empathy is a crucial advantage in business, says a University of Melbourne expert, but too much empathy can have unintended consequences, clouding objectivity
Game over? Not yet…
Old tech hacked and reimagined by musicians as Chiptune music, harks back to the lateral thinking that gave us the Game Boy, says University of Melbourne expert
Why do some people believe the Earth is flat?
Although science says the Earth is round, there are some people around who still think it's flat; two University of Melbourne experts look at why.