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The chemical that tells plants when it’s time to sleep
Ethylene, the hormone responsible for fruit ripening, also helps regulate plants' circadian rhythms, University of Melbourne research has found.
Helping fish fight their own battles
University of Melbourne researchers have discovered what behaviours fish use to naturally avoid parasites, which will help develop healthier fish farms.
The opportunists after the fires
University of Melbourne research finds a dramatic increase in feral predators after fires, making some native Australian animals even more vulnerable.
Using maths to map mines deep underground
Software, created by University of Melbourne researchers, takes its inspiration from microchips to design underground tunnel networks for the mining industry.
Written in King Billy’s tree rings: 1700 years of climate history
University of Melbourne researchers have published a 1700 year tree ring chronology from King Billy pines in Tasmania, offering insights into climate history.
Life’s a drag, unless you live in a bubble
An international team led by the University of Melbourne has shown objects can sink in water with close to zero drag, proving an 18th century physics theory.
Recurring fires are threatening the iconic snow gum
The higher incidence of bushfires in recent years has devastated the snow gum population in the Victorian Alps, University of Melbourne research has found.
Thunderstorm asthma: Counting pollen to save lives
With the 2016 thunderstorm asthma event still fresh in our memories, the University of Melbourne provides data to help hay fever sufferers manage their symptoms
Isolating mercury to protect food chains
A new technique co-developed by a University of Melbourne academic isolates different forms of mercury based on their risk to the food chain and the environment
The power of recycled poo
A study, led by the University of Melbourne, finds that animal poo does a better job than synthetic fertilisers for many crops and reduces nitrogen pollution.