Life, the Universe and almost everything in between. This is Science at Melbourne.
Taking the sludge out of wastewater
Finding better ways to separate liquids from solids when treating wastewater means the costs of sanitation can be reduced, making it globally available.
The physics that stops a bullet also makes your car more fuel efficient
Knowing the physics of resistance helps engineers design faster cars and bikes, and explains why Todd Sampson survives being shot underwater in Life on the Line
Managing bushfires for safety and biodiversity
Forest fires destroy but also create habitats, forcing forest managers into a tricky balancing act. Fire researchers are now developing models to help them.
Lizards keep it local when it comes to colour change
Bearded dragons are better at adapting to colours in their local environment than unfamiliar colours, but they will still have a go at finding a new one.
You snooze you lose in Victoria’s electricity market
A deregulated, competitive electricity market is great for consumers prepared to work to get the best deals, but hurts those who can least afford it
Finding quinoa’s sweet spot to feed the world
The sequencing of the quinoa genome has created an opportunity to breed a quinoa plant that isn't just a superfood, but a sustainable super crop.
Supermassive black hole controls star birth
A supermassive black hole 5.7 billion light years away is producing hundreds of stars every year by apparently regulating bursts of hot gases
Equality in science: A mission still not accomplished
In the 1960s three African-American women helped put astronauts into orbit. Hidden Figures tells their story, but women in science are still battling inequality
The science behind love songs
Valentine's Day is full of love songs. This is how love works on our mind, body and soul ... and why we want to write beautiful music about it.
Breakthrough in motor neurone disease research gives hope
Copper could hold the key to a new treatment for those affected by Motor Neurone Disease, giving hope to those suffering from this devastating disease