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

  1. 28 October 2021 – Cities, Climate Change, Environment, Indigenous Culture, Indigenous Land Management

    The future of our cities is Indigenous

    Australia’s unceded cities are part of Country – if we care for them they will care for us as we face the climate challenge, says University of Melbourne expert

  2. 26 October 2021 – Astrophysics, Dark Matter, Neutron Stars, Particle Physics , Physics

    Using neutron stars to detect dark matter

    Neutron stars can theoretically be used to detect dark matter and University of Melbourne researchers are refining the calculations to find the elusive particle

  3. 21 October 2021 – COP26, Climate Change, Emissions, Global Warming, Population Health

    Australia given serious health warning on climate change

    Research monitoring the health impacts of climate change highlights the global emergency and the threat to Australians, warn University of Melbourne experts.

  4. 11 October 2021 – Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islanders, Climate Change, Indigenous, Indigenous Land Management, Land

    Indigenous knowledge and the myth of ‘wilderness’

    Aboriginal ideas of ‘wilderness’ contrast with romantic ideas of a pristine environment. And it excludes Indigenous people, say University of Melbourne experts.

  5. 1 October 2021 – Asthma, Hay fever, Melbourne Pollen Count, Pollen, Thunderstorm Asthma

    Severity of Melbourne’s grass pollen season hanging on rain

    An average looking Melbourne pollen season could yet be made heavier by late spring rain, University of Melbourne experts warn hay fever and asthma sufferers.

  6. 30 September 2021 – Animals, Marine, Noise Pollution, Oceans, Whales

    Whale migration in our noisy oceans

    University of Melbourne mathematical modelling finds the noise we make in our oceans is affecting marine life, particularly whales, confusing their migrations.

  7. 22 September 2021 – Australia, Earthquake, Geology, Melbourne, Plate tectonics

    Q&A: 4 things you need to know about Victoria’s earthquake

    The largest onshore earthquake in Victoria's recorded history has rocked our east coast, University of Melbourne experts explain where it came from

  8. 10 September 2021 – Adaption, Conservation, Extinction, Genomics, Quolls

    Sequenced quoll genome a new tool for conservation

    Newly sequenced Eastern Quoll genome could inform improved breeding programs to re-establish it on the Australian mainland says University of Melbourne research

  9. 6 September 2021 – Conservation, Development, Evolution, Marsupials, Native Animals

    No bones about it, dunnarts crawl before growing a skeleton

    The development of the dunnart provides a model animal to study other unique Australian fauna and could aid conservation, shows University of Melbourne research