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  1. 26 August 2019 - Inside Business

    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

  2. 22 October 2015 - Go Figure

    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.

  3. 16 August 2019 - Music, Arts & Screen

    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

  4. 26 August 2019 - Engineering & Technology

    Engineering magnetics to grow human tissue

    Tissue engineering can restore damaged or lost tissue; University of Melbourne research is working to scale up the technology to regenerate human organs.

  5. 17 April 2017 - Science Matters

    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

  6. 31 May 2016 - Music, Arts & Screen

    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?

  7. 23 August 2019 - Humanities

    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

  8. 9 April 2017 - Health & Medicine

    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.

  9. 8 December 2016 - Learning & Teaching

    Is social media good for you?

    It can certainly be addictive, but whether social media boosts or harms your mental health comes down to how you use it.

  10. 7 August 2019 - Science Matters

    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.