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You can’t explore the solar system on an empty stomach
Australian research could provide vital fresh, nutritious and delicious meals for astronauts on Moon and Mars missions, says University of Melbourne expert.
The science of flavour
Enjoying food is more than just taste, it uses all your senses (yes, even your hearing), says a University of Melbourne expert
As we head toward summer, let’s rethink Australia’s bushfire risk
With wildfires and heavy smoke affecting the US and Europe, a new fire management framework can help Australia understand its risk
Mushrooms are delicious, but potentially deadly
Mushroom poisoning is a growing problem as people go foraging, so buying them is the only really safe way to avoid it, explains a University of Melbourne expert
Restoring coral reefs by hedging our bets
Coral reef restoration needs corals with traits that, combined, underpin resilience, persistence, and ecosystem services, says a University of Melbourne expert
Air pollution makes it harder for insects to find food and mates
Air pollution particles affect insect antennae function and may be a driver of global declines in insect populations, finds a University of Melbourne-led study.
The great tree census of 2023
Australia has joined the Forest Global Earth Observatory after University of Melbourne researchers spent 15 months measuring 51,324 trees across 16 hectares.
Everyone has a part to play in food safety
The WHO's World Food Safety Day reminds us we can all help prevent illness from food-borne disease with simple steps, says a University of Melbourne expert
New education pathways for Indigenous Australians
Universities need to recognise and support the diverse ways that Indigenous people develop, produce and translate knowledge, says University of Melbourne expert