The trouble with teaching music in our schools
Music instrument teaching in schools faces cultural and structural challenges, despite its proven benefits, according to University of Melbourne research.
Why cats obsess over Christmas trees
Cats and Christmas trees equals one big playpen, but a University of Melbourne expert says it's the tree that will come off worst in the ensuing mayhem.
What are the long-term health risks of having your tonsils out?
For the first time, University of Melbourne researchers have identified the long-term health risks of removing tonsils and adenoids in childhood.
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 there more bald men than women?
Why do men go bald and women don’t? The answer? Women do go bald but are better able to camouflage it. Men are prone to bald patches but women’s hair thins.
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.
The spirit of our Nation
In his Dungala Kaiela Oration, co-hosted by the University of Melbourne, Senator Pat Dodson says Indigenous Australians are still not benefitting from policy.
Melbournians can try some of the world's dirtiest air at art installation, Pollution Pods; a University of Melbourne expert compares Australia's air pollution.
Using tech to save wine from bushfire smoke
Bushfires can ruin wine grapes with smoke contamination, but new digital tools developed at the University of Melbourne could help winemakers reduce the damage.
How does Australia manage population growth?
University of Melbourne expert Peter McDonald explains why, despite political commentary stating otherwise, Australia gets population planning right.