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Science Matters

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

  1. 20 April 2018 – Equality, Feminism, STEM, Sciences, Women In Science

    Your grandchildren may retire before we have gender equality in science

    University of Melbourne research has found the gender gap for women working in STEMM could remain for generations without intervention.

  2. 12 April 2018 – Cancer, Genomics, Immunology, Leukaemia , Walter and Eliza Hall Institute

    The mind behind prize winning science

    Professor Jacques Miller from WEHI and the University of Melbourne has been recognised with a prestigious Japan Prize for his pioneering immunology research.

  3. 2 April 2018 – Australian History, Climate Change, Extreme weather, History, Weather

    The First Fleet and Australia’s unforgiving weather

    In her new book, Dr Joëlle Gergis from the University of Melbourne looks at the history of Australia's harsh climate, from the arrival of the First Fleet to now

  4. 29 March 2018 – Diamonds, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Physics, Quantum Physics

    Quantum boost for medical imaging

    University of Melbourne quantum physicists demonstrate a new technique to potentially 'light up' our molecular insides to produce more powerful MRI scans.

  5. 20 March 2018 – Genes, Genetics, Immunity, Malaria, Vaccination

    The genes that turn malaria into a killer

    University of Melbourne experts have discovered a group of proteins associated with the deadliest forms of malaria; this finding could help protect children.

  6. 15 March 2018 – Albert Einstein, Gravitational waves, Quantum Physics, Sciences, Stephen Hawking

    A brief history of Hawking’s scientific legacy

    Stephen Hawking left a legacy to science; a University of Melbourne expert looks at what he left behind, from gravitational waves to imaginary time.

  7. 14 March 2018 – Charles Darwin, Evolution, Insects, Sex, Sexual Selection

    It’s not just antenna size, but scales that matter for lonely male moths

    University of Melbourne research finds some male moths have evolved intricate scale arrangements on their antennae to enhance detection of female sex pheromones

  8. 11 March 2018 – Chemistry, Feminism, Nuclear Magnetic Resonance, Women, Women In Science

    Trailblazing for women in science

    The University of Melbourne's Frances Separovic was Victoria's first female chemistry professor and has now been included on the Victorian Honour Roll of Women.

  9. 6 March 2018 – Drought, Water, Water Management

    Will water ever be worth more than oil?

    As Cape Town runs dry, could water ever become more valuable than oil? University of Melbourne experts discuss the possibility of water demand exceeding supply.

  10. 21 February 2018 – Animals, Australia, Extinction, Genetics, Marsupials

    Extinct Tasmanian tiger now back in 3D

    University of Melbourne experts have scanned and modelled preserved Tasmanian Tiger joeys, allowing them to reconstruct the marsupials' growth and development.