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  1. 18 May 2017 - Science Matters

    Is the Australian gas shortfall a myth?

    Australia has been warned of blackouts as gas supplies run out, but University of Melbourne research questions whether the gas shortfall is as big as we think.

  2. 12 May 2017 - Go Figure

    5 slightly disgusting facts about mozzies

    The Aedes aegypti mosquito carries Dengue and Zika - but did you know the females also stockpile sperm, and their eggs love to hitch a ride on used car tyres?

  3. 16 May 2017 - Science Matters

    Heating up: How rises in global temperature could damage the Reef

    Rising global surface temperatures due to climate change could have a devastating impact on Australia and its Great Barrier Reef, University of Melbourne finds.

  4. 16 May 2017 - Engineering & Technology

    Q&A: The ransomware cyber-attack fallout

    Computers in 150 countries were attacked by the WannaCry ransomware – we ask University of Melbourne computer experts what we’ve learned from the hack.

  5. 12 May 2017 - Engineering & Technology

    From laundry to weapon disposal: The role of enzyme mimics

    A University of Melbourne team have created an enzyme mimic that makes laundry detergent more effective in cold washes and may help safely dispose of sarin gas.

  6. 4 May 2017 - Science Matters

    When good animals make bad decisions

    Human impact on the environment is tricking animals into ecological traps, where attractive habitats hide a big risk as University of Melbourne research finds.

  7. 9 May 2017 - Science Matters

    Global warming could accelerate towards 1.5℃ if the Pacific Ocean gets cranky

    Global warming is rapidly approaching 1.5℃, but University of Melbourne research finds conditions in the Pacific Ocean will determine how fast we get there.

  8. 2 May 2017 - Engineering & Technology

    Q&A: How algorithms are fighting epilepsy

    A team of neuro-engineers from the University of Melbourne are developing an algorithm to fight epilepsy, by predicting when a seizure might strike.

  9. 28 April 2017 - Science Matters

    Discovering the deadly diversity of malaria

    A new technique developed by University of Melbourne research has found a huge diversity in malaria genes that disguises it from the human immune system.