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

  1. 9 September 2019 – Dark Matter, Galaxies, Particle Physics , Physics, Space

    The dark matter detective

    The University of Melbourne's Professor Elisabetta Barberio is leading groundbreaking Australian research in the hunt for elusive dark matter.

  2. 30 August 2019 – Biodiversity, Commercialisation, Horticulture, Native Animals, Possum

    The science that stops possums eating your garden

    When possums ate her garden, University of Melbourne's Professor Lynne Selwood fought back and invented a spray that protects plants from possum browsing.

  3. 28 August 2019 – Mathematics, Sciences, Statistics, Women In Science

    Heroines of mathematics

    We asked some of the University of Melbourne's prominent mathematicians to share with us who their favourite maths heroines are and why.

  4. 16 August 2019 – Constellations, Human Cultures, Oral History, Psychology, Stars

    The meaning in our stars

    Humans have long seen meaning in the stars, showing difference and similarities across cultures; University of Melbourne researchers are looking at how and why?

  5. 13 August 2019 – Bioscience, STEM, Women In Science, Workplace Diversity

    Becoming a STEM-inist

    When University of Melbourne's Amy Shepherd started in science, she didn’t dream she'd soon be travelling the world rubbing shoulders with Nobel Prize winners.

  6. 11 August 2019 – Artificial Intelligence, DNA, Dark Matter, Energy, Quantum Computing

    The next big scientific thing

    As National Science Week celebrates scientific discovery in Australia, University of Melbourne experts look at what the next big thing in science could be.

  7. 7 August 2019 – Climate Change, Conservation, Forests, Global Warming, Trees

    Planting trees is no substitute for natural forests

    University of Melbourne research finds allowing degraded natural forests to re-grow is a more effective than planting new trees for storing atmospheric carbon.

  8. 25 July 2019 – Carbon Emissions, Climate Change, Extreme weather, Global Warming, Paleoclimatology

    Climate is warming faster now than last 2000 years

    The climate is warming faster now than in the last 2000 years, affecting the whole planet finds new international research including the University of Melbourne

  9. Podcast24 July 2019 – Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islanders, Astronomy, Astrophysics, Indigenous, Indigenous Astronomy

    Indigenous astronomy

    University of Melbourne's Duane Hamacher works with communities to increase the representation of Indigenous astronomy and astrophysics

  10. 19 July 2019 – Astronomy, Mars, Moon, Space, Universe

    Where next for space exploration?

    As the world marks the 50th anniversary of the moon landing, University of Melbourne experts explore what the next ‘giant leap’ might be in space exploration.