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Science Matters

Life, the Universe and almost everything in between. This is Science at Melbourne.

  1. 25 January 2023 – Art, Cells, DNA, Microscopy, Proteins

    From art restorer to DNA explorer

    University of Melbourne Associate Professor Elizabeth Hinde found her dream role studying the nuclear architecture of living cells

  2. 19 January 2023 – Australian History, Ecology, Insects, Museums, Native Species

    Lockdown ‘field trip’ reveals whereabouts of Australian grasshoppers

    Ecologists from the University of Melbourne used historical survey notes to map the location of hundreds of species of Australian grasshopper

  3. 12 January 2023 – Allergies, Melbourne Pollen Count, Microscopy, Pollen, Pollution

    Exploring the air we breathe

    University of Melbourne researchers are probing the microscopic particles in Melbourne's air to understand how allergens in our environment affect our health.

  4. 7 December 2022 – Conservation, Disease, Environment, Extinction, Frogs

    Captive breeding to prevent extinction

    New University of Melbourne research into the embryo health of captive bred Southern Corroboree frogs may help their survival and guide conservation efforts.

  5. 5 December 2022 – Algorithms, Australia, Climate, Climate Change, Satellites

    The satellite data mapping Australia’s new climate extremes

    New University of Melbourne research is using data from satellites to help us better anticipate and adapt to climate change extremes in Australia.

  6. 30 November 2022 – Atmospheric Science, Bushfires, Climate Change, Environment, Forests

    More fires as our air gets thirstier

    We face an increased forest fire risk –for at least an extra 30 days per year– without urgent climate action finds new University of Melbourne-led research

  7. 28 November 2022 – Climate, Renewable Energy, STEM, Women In Science

    Women’s participation is crucial to fight climate change

    For a sustainable future, we need to bring women and girls to the forefront of the fight against climate change, says a University of Melbourne expert

  8. 24 November 2022 – Australia, Climate Change, Insects, Mosquitoes , Summer

    Q&A: Victoria’s monster mosquito explosion

    Do you feel like a personal donor to a rising number of blood-sucking mosquitoes this Australian spring? You’re not alone, say University of Melbourne experts.

  9. 2 November 2022 – Carbon Emissions, Climate Change, Fossil Fuels, Public Health, Renewable Energy

    Our health is compromised by our global fossil fuel addiction

    Climate change is affecting our health; University of Melbourne experts say moving to net-zero emissions could be the greatest health opportunity this century.