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‘Safe’ herbicide in Australian water affects male fertility
University of Melbourne scientists have called for the 'safe' herbicide, atrazine, to be banned in Australia after researching its effect on male fertility.
Why do some people believe the Earth is flat?
Although science says the Earth is round, there are some people around who still think it's flat; two University of Melbourne experts look at why.
How do aerosols help our atmosphere clean itself?
University of Melbourne researchers are using the AIRBOX, a unique shipboard laboratory, to measure climate change in Antarctica's pristine air and waters.
A giant lobster, by any other name
Tasmania's at-risk crayfish is the world's largest freshwater invertebrate; for a University of Melbourne biochemist, finding its real name was just the start.
Measuring forces between atoms that don’t want to be measured
New research from the University of Melbourne shows that when it comes to measuring the force between two atoms - it may actually be hiding from you.
What does a wet spring mean for bushfire season?
A recent spell of wet weather in Melbourne won't make a big impact bushfire risk, says a University of Melbourne expert, with the risk remaining high.
How a termite’s mound filters methane (and what it means for greenhouse gases)
New University of Melbourne research find that although termites produce methane, half of their greenhouse gas emissions are filtered by their mounds.
Tracking the climate threat to Australia’s unique ecosystems
Australia's biodiversity is under threat from climate change; University of Melbourne research has identified 8 case studies of how our ecosystems are changing.
Human evolutionary history takes a rain check
By dating the rock in between the fossil layers in Africa’s 'Cradle of Humankind' University of Melbourne researchers are shedding new light on our evolution.