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

  1. 9 September 2022 – Brain, Diamonds, Neurons, Neuroscience, Physics

    Diamonds reveal neural secrets

    A new diamond voltage imaging microscope will give us more insight into the neural micro-circuitry that runs our brains, say University of Melbourne experts

  2. 21 August 2022 – Atoms, Dark Matter, Particle Physics , Physics, Space

    Digging deep for dark matter

    A lab down an Australian gold mine may make one of the biggest scientific discoveries ever – proving dark matter exists, says University of Melbourne expert.

  3. 18 August 2022 – Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islanders, Country, Indigenous, Indigenous Culture, Research

    We are Country

    Ensuring culturally safe research isn’t simply acknowledging Country, it's recognising and empowering Indigenous Knowledge, says University of Melbourne expert.

  4. 17 August 2022 – Agriculture, Foot-and-mouth disease, Risk, Viruses, biosecurity

    Be alert, not alarmed about foot and mouth disease

    The spread of foot-and-mouth disease to Bali was not unexpected, but what we each do next will determine the consequences, says a University of Melbourne expert

  5. 15 August 2022 – Human Geography, Social Geography, Student Welfare, Youth, anthropology

    Young people are mapping viable futures

    In the face of adversity young people globally are taking an interconnected and ethical approach to living viable lives, say University of Melbourne researchers

  6. 11 August 2022 – Archaeology, Fossils, National Science Week, Paleontology, Pollen

    The palaeontology field keeps you on your toes

    University of Melbourne palaeontologist Dr Vera Korasidis is fresh from a dig in Wyoming’s Badlands, which has a unique rock record, unearthing pollen fossils

  7. 10 August 2022 – Malaria, Mathematics, Modelling, Public Health, Statistics

    Using mathematics to treat malaria

    Mathematics can track parasite resistance to antimalarial drugs so agencies can target the right drug to where it's needed, says University of Melbourne expert

  8. 28 July 2022 – Agriculture, Circadian Rhythms, Crops, Drugs, Plants

    Drugging plants to learn their secrets

    New University of Melbourne research finds that discovering chemicals and drugs that affect the circadian rhythms of plants could improve crop yields.

  9. 4 July 2022 – Carbon Emissions, Climate Change, Fossil Fuels, Nature Restoration, Paris Agreement

    Nature restoration no substitute for cutting fossil fuels

    While restoring ecosystems is crucial for planetary health, it’s no substitute for preventing emissions from fossil fuels, say University of Melbourne experts