Plants have feelings too
Plants' skin helps them adapt to their environment, meaning they can respond to challenges like high winds and rocky soil, says a University of Melbourne expert
Faithfully conserving a Rembrandt
The Three Crosses is Rembrandt’s powerful depiction of Christ’s crucifixion. University of Melbourne expert explains how it is faithfully conserved for exhibit
How to cope with your child’s first day at school
The first day of school is a huge transition, not just for children but parents too. Seeing it as a positive challenge can make it easier for everyone.
Planting trees is no substitute for natural forests
University of Melbourne research finds allowing degraded natural forests to re-grow is a more effective than planting new trees for storing atmospheric carbon.
Sex in the 90s: feminism on film
Feminism on film underwent a makeover in the 1990s. How did cinema in this decade rework, reject, radicalise or reinforce portrayals of women on screen?
Gender reshaping the traditional Australian household
The University of Melbourne's 2019 HILDA survey shows are women working and earning more in a subtle rebalancing act as Australians adapt to slow growth.
What’s the heaviest thing in the universe?
If you have always thought it's lead you're wrong - and you will be surprised how such a small quantity of this stuff can weigh so much.
Persuading baby to wee on demand
A new simple method that increases the chances of successfully collecting a urine sample from an infant has been published in the BMJ.
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.
Why don’t humans have tails?
Here's why humans lost their tails in the great evolutionary journey, even though animals have a wide variety of uses for them.