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The future of climate refugees
As COP23 begins in Bonn, a University of Melbourne expert says Fiji's role at the UN could be vital for the future of climate change refugees and displacement.
How convincing is a Y-chromosome profile match?
Y chromosome profiles are used in sexual assault cases but can confuse juries; a new approach from the University of Melbourne will help clarify this evidence.
The hi-tech archaeological scientists
Archaeological science combines technology and history to answer ancient questions; a new University of Melbourne chair looks to advance those specialist skills
Coming to the genetic rescue of our endangered marsupials
A technique of genetic rescue developed by University of Melbourne researchers is bringing some of Australia's endangered marsupials back from the brink.
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.