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Darwin was right: Females prefer sex with good listeners
University of Melbourne researchers prove one of Charles Darwin's theories about sexual selection; in moths - larger antennae can better detect female signals.
Is the Australian gas shortfall a myth?
Australia has been warned of blackouts as gas supplies run out, but University of Melbourne research questions whether the gas shortfall is as big as we think.
The Aliens among us
Alien: Covenant is scary enough as a film. But University of Melbourne experts find examples of some terrifying Alien-esque animals living among us on Earth.
Heating up: How rises in global temperature could damage the Reef
Rising global surface temperatures due to climate change could have a devastating impact on Australia and its Great Barrier Reef, University of Melbourne finds.
Global warming could accelerate towards 1.5℃ if the Pacific Ocean gets cranky
Global warming is rapidly approaching 1.5℃, but University of Melbourne research finds conditions in the Pacific Ocean will determine how fast we get there.
Sharks: How a cull could ruin an ecosystem
With a Senate inquiry considering culls and nets to minimise the risk of shark attacks, the University of Melbourne considers their impact on marine ecosystems.
When good animals make bad decisions
Human impact on the environment is tricking animals into ecological traps, where attractive habitats hide a big risk as University of Melbourne research finds.
The wonders of relaxin
Laura Parry from the University of Melbourne on how the hormone relaxin, produced in high quantities during pregnancy, could help treat cardiovascular disease.
Discovering the deadly diversity of malaria
A new technique developed by University of Melbourne research has found a huge diversity in malaria genes that disguises it from the human immune system.
Seeing the electricity inside graphene for the first time
Researchers at the University of Melbourne are the first in the world to image how electrons move in graphene, giving us an insight into its future use.