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Forecasting flu outbreaks
New software, developed by University of Melbourne experts, uses statistical probability to forecast our flu season, but may also help respond to bio-terrorism.
Protecting our coasts naturally
University of Melbourne scientists are trialling nature-based coastal defence systems (mussel reefs and mangrove forests) in Port Phillip Bay.
The tip of the CRISPR iceberg
CRISPR gene editing technology has become closely associated with human gene editing, but it offers much wider benefits, says a University of Melbourne expert.
The threatened species in our urban jungle
With almost 380 threatened species living with us in our cities, a University of Melbourne expert says we can help conserve those species in our neighbourhoods
Miss Lambert’s Thylacine skull
Pioneering women zoologists and explorers, including those at the University of Melbourne, contributed to naturalist collections like the Tiegs Museum.
Grasshoppers: The new poster bug for insect conservation
University of Melbourne researchers have discovered Key's matchstick grasshopper is threatened, and are now looking into how it can be reintroduced in Victoria.
The problem with being young in India
This episode of the University of Melbourne's Policy Shop podcast considers youth unemployment in India, which affects over 30 per cent of young people there.
Are redheads with blue eyes really going extinct?
Red hair and blue eyes is the rarest colour combination in humans; a University of Melbourne expert looks at whether they're really going extinct.
How to prevent cities from drying up
The water crisis in Cape Town, South Africa is a warning to the world, but University of Melbourne experts explain how it doesn't have to be this way.
Q&A: Seeing the super, double blue, blood moon
Australia has great seats to see 2018's Super, Double Blue, Blood Moon (or eclipse); a University of Melbourne expert answers our astronomical queries about it.