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  1. 23 May 2017 - Music, Arts & Screen

    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.

  2. 10 December 2017 - Go Figure

    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.

  3. 8 June 2018 - Science Matters

    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.

  4. 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.

  5. 26 August 2016 - Go Figure

    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.

  6. 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.

  7. 9 August 2019 - Public Affairs

    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.

  8. 23 August 2019 - Engineering & Technology

    Simulating smog

    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.

  9. 29 August 2019 - Animals, Food & You

    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.

  10. 2 October 2018 - Health & Wellbeing

    How does Australia manage population growth?

    University of Melbourne expert Peter McDonald explains why, despite political commentary stating otherwise, Australia gets population planning right.