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
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.
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
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.
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
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?
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
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.
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.
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.