Life, the Universe and almost everything in between. This is Science at Melbourne.
Challenging the climate of bias
On International Day of Girls and Women in Science, a University of Melbourne expert who went on the largest all-woman expedition to Antarctica is optimistic
Don’t blame nature for the disasters we’ve created
New research, including the University of Melbourne, finds recent ‘natural’ disasters like severe bushfires and crippling drought aren't natural at all.
Why Australia’s severe bushfires may be bad news for tree regeneration
Australia’s trees have evolved with fire, most needing it for renewal, but now our forests have had too much severe fire, say University of Melbourne experts.
Is Donald Trump anti-science? The data says yes
Donald Trump’s hostility to science is confirmed in an analysis of past and present US Presidential words and actions, say University of Melbourne experts.
Dengue-blocking bacteria endure the heat
A new approach to dengue control that uses anti-viral bacteria is vulnerable to heatwaves, but the bacteria bounce back finds University of Melbourne research.
Food to fight hidden hunger
University of Melbourne researchers are redesigning wheat to create healthier versions of one of the world’s favourite foods – bread.
Bushfires and storms threaten water supply and much more
Burned forests in steep mountains can be just as hazardous after the rains come and the flames have been extinguished explain University of Melbourne experts.
Putting the Universe under the telescope
The 2020s will use increasingly complex technology to ramp up efforts to understand more about the Universe, explains a University of Melbourne expert.
Getting to know your microbiome better
Microbiome research produces huge amounts of data, but do we have the right information to answer our bug-related questions ask University of Melbourne experts.