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

  1. 20 January 2022 – Climate Change, Evolution, Extinction, Fish Stocks, Fisheries

    Human-driven evolution threatens fish stocks

    Warming oceans and overfishing is causing some species of fish to evolve in ways that threaten their sustainability, says a University of Melbourne expert.

  2. 23 December 2021 – 2021, Australia, COP26, Carbon Emissions, Climate Change

    What we now know about climate change after 2021

    2021 made us focus on climate change as well as COVID-19; University of Melbourne experts discuss what we now know about climate change at the end of 2021

  3. 10 December 2021 – France , Independence, New Caledonia, Politics, Referendum

    New Caledonia referendum: A flashpoint for decolonisation

    New Caledonia is set to hold a referendum on independence from France this weekend, but University of Melbourne experts say historical justice is unlikely.

  4. 24 November 2021 – Algorithms, Artificial Intelligence, Digital Ethics, Discrimination, Ethics

    Challenging decisions made by algorithm

    If an algorithm makes an unfair decision about you, a lack of process makes it hard to challenge, appeal or even contest it, say University of Melbourne experts

  5. 17 November 2021 – Bushfires, Environmental Social Science, Inclusiveness, Indigenous Knowledge, LGBTIQA+

    Cultivating inclusive research

    Being outside the mainstream helped guide University of Melbourne scientist Dr Andrea Rawluk onto a path of research that integrates the environment and society

  6. 16 November 2021 – COP26, Climate, Extreme weather, Floods, Policy

    To limit future flooding in Sydney, COP26 pledges need action

    Weather that led to Sydney's 2021 floods will likely increase by 80 per cent by the end of this Century, predicts new University of Melbourne-led research

  7. 16 November 2021 – Animals, Microscopy, Nature, Quantum Physics, Quantum Sensing

    Looking inside a pigeon’s ear using quantum technology

    Quantum microscopy can study biological cells containing tiny magnetic structures, including those within a pigeon’s ear, shows University of Melbourne research

  8. 8 November 2021 – Ecology, Ecosystems, Extinction, Insects, Urban Ecology

    Mini-beast renaturing: A time for local action

    Globally, insect numbers are dwindling but University of Melbourne experts say we could help our ecosystem by renaturing mini-beasts in our own urban backyards.

  9. 7 November 2021 – COP26, Carbon Emissions, Climate Change, Energy, Greenhouse Gases

    Tech can do a lot, but won’t get us to net zero on its own

    The Australian government’s emphasis on technology to lower emissions will still need taxes and subsidies to get to net zero says University of Melbourne expert