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Does the smell of blood make us hungry?
Does smelling the scent of blood make us hungry, even for vegetables? Maybe, says an exploratory pilot study run by University of Melbourne research students
Fighting back against the Australian blowfly
University of Melbourne scientists have collected blowflies from farms across Australia as part of efforts to develop a vaccine to protect sheep from flystrike.
Crowdsourcing security intelligence
Inspired by how bees make collective decisions, University of Melbourne researchers are exploring how crowdsourcing techniques may help intelligence analysis
Finding the building blocks of wood
An international team, including University of Melbourne scientists, is looking inside trees to learn exactly how wood is formed at the cellular level.
What happens to wildlife in a city that never sleeps?
Lights have brightened our nights and urban wildlife is having to adapt; University of Melbourne research explores our light's impact on nocturnal urban animals
Speeding natural selection in the name of conservation
University of Melbourne scientists are using breeding to genetically adapt quolls to resist toxic cane toads – if it works it may help other endangered species
The big picture of the Kilauea eruption
A University of Melbourne expert explains what the eruption of Hawaii's Kilauea volcano can tell us about what’s happening deep in the Earth’s crust.
Why parts of Earth have barely changed in 3 billion years
University of Melbourne geologists have shown how strong cratons formed billions of years ago, when Earth transitioned from a volcanic state to plate tectonics.
Creating Pandora on Earth
China’s famous Zhangjiajie rocks may look like scenery from Avatar, but University of Melbourne research finds water, tectonics and time created this wonder.