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

  1. 10 February 2020 – Antarctica, Feminism, Gender, Sciences, Women In Science

    Challenging the climate of bias

    On International Day of Girls and Women in Science, a University of Melbourne expert who went on the largest all-woman expedition to Antarctica is optimistic

  2. 3 February 2020 – Climate Change, Drought, Fish Kill, Indigenous, Murray-Darling River Basin

    Don’t blame nature for the disasters we’ve created

    New research, including the University of Melbourne, finds recent ‘natural’ disasters like severe bushfires and crippling drought aren't natural at all.

  3. 30 January 2020 – Australia, Bushfires, Ecology, Forests, Trees

    Why Australia’s severe bushfires may be bad news for tree regeneration

    Australia’s trees have evolved with fire, most needing it for renewal, but now our forests have had too much severe fire, say University of Melbourne experts.

  4. 29 January 2020 – 2020 US Presidential Election, Barack Obama, Donald Trump, Sciences, US Presidents

    Is Donald Trump anti-science? The data says yes

    Donald Trump’s hostility to science is confirmed in an analysis of past and present US Presidential words and actions, say University of Melbourne experts.

  5. 24 January 2020 – Climate, Dengue, Mosquitoes , Wolbachia

    Dengue-blocking bacteria endure the heat

    A new approach to dengue control that uses anti-viral bacteria is vulnerable to heatwaves, but the bacteria bounce back finds University of Melbourne research.

  6. 22 January 2020 – Crops, Food Security, Genetics, Nutrition, biofortification

    Food to fight hidden hunger

    University of Melbourne researchers are redesigning wheat to create healthier versions of one of the world’s favourite foods – bread.

  7. 18 January 2020 – Bushfires, Climate, Disasters, Water

    Bushfires and storms threaten water supply and much more

    Burned forests in steep mountains can be just as hazardous after the rains come and the flames have been extinguished explain University of Melbourne experts.

  8. 15 January 2020 – Astronomy, Astrophysics, Black Holes, Mars, Space

    Putting the Universe under the telescope

    The 2020s will use increasingly complex technology to ramp up efforts to understand more about the Universe, explains a University of Melbourne expert.

  9. 14 January 2020 – Antibiotics, Genetics, Gut Bacteria, Microbiome, Women In Science

    Getting to know your microbiome better

    Microbiome research produces huge amounts of data, but do we have the right information to answer our bug-related questions ask University of Melbourne experts.