Life, the Universe and almost everything in between. This is Science at Melbourne.
Finding quinoa’s sweet spot to feed the world
The sequencing of the quinoa genome has created an opportunity to breed a quinoa plant that isn't just a superfood, but a sustainable super crop.
Supermassive black hole controls star birth
A supermassive black hole 5.7 billion light years away is producing hundreds of stars every year by apparently regulating bursts of hot gases
Equality in science: A mission still not accomplished
In the 1960s three African-American women helped put astronauts into orbit. Hidden Figures tells their story, but women in science are still battling inequality
The science behind love songs
Valentine's Day is full of love songs. This is how love works on our mind, body and soul ... and why we want to write beautiful music about it.
Breakthrough in motor neurone disease research gives hope
Copper could hold the key to a new treatment for those affected by Motor Neurone Disease, giving hope to those suffering from this devastating disease
A woody meadow in the heart of the city
A unique research project by the Universities of Melbourne and Sheffield aims to grow urban woody meadows that are as tough as they are beautiful.
To infinity and beyond
The past 18 months has seen incredible developments in our understanding of the universe. Here Pursuit revisits five of the biggest and previews what to expect.
A stone, skip and a hop away from saving a bay
Scientists are using healthy reefs in Port Phillip Bay, Victoria, to help repair damaged ones via a mechanism known as population connectivity.
Finding a needle in a space haystack
A University of Melbourne student has been given rare access to use the Spitzer Space Telescope, which she is using to explore early galaxies in the universe.
Waiting for the Tiger mosquito
It maybe just a matter of time before the tiger mosquito, Aedes albopictus, arrives on mainland Australia bringing tropical diseases south.