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  1. 15 April 2019 - Science Matters

    A wombat, a koala and a rabbit in a burrow

    A camera trap captures footage of a wombat, a koala and a rabbit emerging from the same burrow, and University of Melbourne experts aren't sure why.

  2. 12 April 2019 - Science Matters

    Four important things that this picture tells us

    The first picture of the black hole M87*, taken by the Event Horizon Telescope, reveals a trove of information, says a University of Melbourne researcher.

  3. 5 April 2019 - Animals, Food & You

    Seeing the beauty in animal bone research

    Dr Babatunde Ayodele is part of a team researching the bones of racehorses. Now, his research has inspired the façade of a new University of Melbourne building.

  4. 3 April 2019 - Science Matters

    The credibility of research needs you!

    A University of Melbourne crowd sourcing project is part of a US effort to solve the science replication crisis and they need thousands of expert volunteers.

  5. 21 March 2019 - Engineering & Technology

    Why we need to use water desalination plants early

    Turning on the Wonthaggi water desalination plant now will save money in the long run and head off an emergency later say University of Melbourne experts

  6. 26 March 2019 - Science Matters

    Breeding baby corals for warmer seas

    Researchers, including University of Melbourne scientists, are breeding corals using IVF to make them better adapted to warming seas as the climate changes.

  7. 19 March 2019 - Engineering & Technology

    Spinal simulation device for hands-on learning

    University of Melbourne engineers have developed SpinalLog, a sensor device that allows physiotherapy students to simulate and practice spinal mobilisation.

  8. 6 March 2019 - Engineering & Technology

    Could robots protect us in the surf?

    University of Melbourne researchers are using multi-vehicle robotics to help solve some of the problems faced by humans doing dirty and dangerous jobs

  9. Podcast6 March 2019 - Eavesdrop on Experts

    Molecules in motion

    Professor Eva Nogales, 2019 Grimwade Medallist, explains how she uses the cryo-EM technique to study our cells' microtubules and improve disease management.