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.
October surprises and the false hope of the midterms
As Justice Brett Kavanaugh joins the US Supreme Court, a University of Melbourne expert explores whether a protest vote in the midterm elections is likely.
Breaking gender stereotypes. Early
University of Melbourne-led research finds gender stereotyping can start young, but if tackled in preschool we can promote equality for girls and boys.
Good policy vs poor politics at Outlook 2018
University of Melbourne's Economic and Social Outlook Conference 2018 highlighted widespread concerns that politics isn't working when it comes to needed policy
What are we doing to our dogs?
University of Melbourne experts discuss the impact of selective breeding, designer dogs and clones on the health and wellbeing of man’s best friend.
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
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.
Australia’s flesh-eating bug outbreak needs urgent research
A University of Melbourne expert says a localised outbreak of the rare flesh-eating Buruli Ulcer in Australia has exposed a major gap in scientific knowledge.
Teaching your child to cope
Parents and teachers can help young people learn coping skills to better deal with the stresses of everyday life, says a University of Melbourne expert.
Should Australia have a Bill of Rights?
Some argue Australia's legal system needs better human rights protections; a University of Melbourne expert says we can learn from the US Bill of Rights.