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Going green: Are fake Christmas trees more eco-friendly than the real thing?
When it comes to a real versus plastic Christmas tree, according to University of Melbourne experts, the genuine article is greener in more ways than one.
Sounds like science fiction
Some of the technological innovations of 2017 sound like sci-fi, and several University of Melbourne experts have played a key role in those advances.
Why we’re all in a flap about our favourite birds
The Guardian Australian Bird of the Year poll shows just how much we love our native birds, and there's good reason, says a University of Melbourne expert.
How data can keep fish and chips on the menu
University of Melbourne researchers have discovered one of Australia's favourite fish, Rock Flathead, is likely to grow faster as the climate warms.
Tricking our tongues: Creating guilt-free cheese
University of Melbourne researchers are using high pressure and sonic waves to create low fat cheese that tastes just like the real thing.
Saving stormwater with a veggie raingarden
Using stormwater to create a veggie raingarden at home can also help reduce pollution in our waterways, according to University of Melbourne research.
From racehorses to bananas: The importance of biosecurity
Australia's biosecurity measures protect us from many diseases, and racehorses here for spring racing are no exception, says a University of Melbourne expert.
Genes don’t always dictate that ‘boys will be boys’
New University of Melbourne evolutionary biology research finds that genes don't always dictate that 'boys will be boys' in the animal world, just like humans.
Making friends with fronds: understanding plants’ feelings
Dr Kim Johnson from the University of Melbourne discusses how plants respond to their environments and how this understanding can help grow better crops.