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It’s not just antenna size, but scales that matter for lonely male moths
University of Melbourne research finds some male moths have evolved intricate scale arrangements on their antennae to enhance detection of female sex pheromones
Trailblazing for women in science
The University of Melbourne's Frances Separovic was Victoria's first female chemistry professor and has now been included on the Victorian Honour Roll of Women.
Will water ever be worth more than oil?
As Cape Town runs dry, could water ever become more valuable than oil? University of Melbourne experts discuss the possibility of water demand exceeding supply.
Extinct Tasmanian tiger now back in 3D
University of Melbourne experts have scanned and modelled preserved Tasmanian Tiger joeys, allowing them to reconstruct the marsupials' growth and development.
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.