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Science Matters

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

  1. 13 July 2020 – Australian Economy, Climate Change, Exports, Renewable Energy, Solar Power

    What could Australia’s clean energy future look like?

    The COVID crisis has created opportunities to accelerate technologies to make Australia a renewable energy superpower, say University of Melbourne experts.

  2. 30 June 2020 – Academic journals, COVID-19, Metascience, Peer Review, Replication Crisis

    Science needs to look inward to move forward

    Robust research depends on encouraging more open and transparent practices – experts in metascience at University of Melbourne are working out how to do it

  3. 19 June 2020 – Astronomy, Cities, Indigenous Astronomy, Light, Light pollution

    Where have all the stars gone?

    We see far fewer stars now than our ancestors or rural friends, now a citizen science initiative, including University of Melbourne, is mapping light pollution.

  4. 12 June 2020 – Australian Politics, Climate Change, Environment, Policy, Sustainability

    Climate change policy: The missing middle

    The COVID crisis has brought about bipartisanship and consensus; University of Melbourne experts say this is urgently needed for effective climate change policy

  5. 4 June 2020 – Australia, Earth Sciences, Earthquake, Geology, Plate tectonics

    When Central Australia slipped and trembled

    New University of Melbourne research in Central Australia provides key insights into how some faults may break in Australia to produce larger earthquakes.

  6. 2 June 2020 – COVID-19, Global Health, Infectious diseases, One Health, Public Health

    The interconnectedness of human, animal and environmental health

    University of Melbourne experts say the One Health approach brings together human, animal and environmental health research to tackle some of our biggest issues

  7. 29 May 2020 – Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islanders, Indigenous, National Reconciliation Week, STEM, Sciences

    Science, technology, engineering, mathematics and reconciliation

    During National Reconciliation Week, University of Melbourne Indigenous researchers explore the role STEM can play in reconciliation and self-determination.

  8. 28 May 2020 – Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islanders, Australia, Indigenous, Indigenous Astronomy, National Reconciliation Week

    Coins and constellations

    A new $A1 coin features the Emu in the Sky, a famous dark constellation with special meaning for Indigenous Australians, says a University of Melbourne expert.

  9. 28 May 2020 – Agriculture, Australia, Genetics, Insecticides, Species

    Have resistance, will travel

    University of Melbourne finds that insects, like mosquitoes, are becoming resistant to insecticides. So, how are these genetic invasions impacting pest control?

  10. Podcast27 May 2020 – COVID-19, Coronavirus, Disasters, Earthquake, Innovation

    Innovation during crisis

    Mark Quigley, Earth Sciences Professor at the University of Melbourne explains how the Canterbury earthquakes and COVID-19 both inspired innovative responses.