Sciences & Technology
Tricking our tongues: Creating guilt-free cheese
University of Melbourne researchers are using high pressure and sonic waves to create low fat cheese that tastes just like the real thing.
From racehorses to bananas: The importance of biosecurity
Australia's biosecurity measures protect us from many diseases, and racehorses here for spring racing are no exception, says a University of Melbourne expert.
Genes don’t always dictate that ‘boys will be boys’
New University of Melbourne evolutionary biology research finds that genes don't always dictate that 'boys will be boys' in the animal world, just like humans.
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
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.
Crunching the numbers for the common good
Big data can provide insights and information about the future; a University of Melbourne expert explains how big data can inform Australia's future.
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.
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.