Sciences & Technology
The wicked risks of biosecurity
As our world becomes increasingly connected, we need to manage the risk of introduced pests via targeted biosecurity efforts say University of Melbourne experts
Making milk powder less energy intensive
A pilot study including the University of Melbourne uses a cheese making by-product to concentrate milk, reducing the energy required in dairy powder production
Challenging the climate of bias
On International Day of Girls and Women in Science, a University of Melbourne expert who went on the largest all-woman expedition to Antarctica is optimistic
The changing face of science
A University of Melbourne expert says International Day of Women and Girls in Science reminds us that our perception of how science is taught must change.
Don’t blame nature for the disasters we’ve created
New research, including the University of Melbourne, finds recent ‘natural’ disasters like severe bushfires and crippling drought aren't natural at all.
Why Australia’s severe bushfires may be bad news for tree regeneration
Australia’s trees have evolved with fire, most needing it for renewal, but now our forests have had too much severe fire, say University of Melbourne experts.
Is Donald Trump anti-science? The data says yes
Donald Trump’s hostility to science is confirmed in an analysis of past and present US Presidential words and actions, say University of Melbourne experts.
Dengue-blocking bacteria endure the heat
A new approach to dengue control that uses anti-viral bacteria is vulnerable to heatwaves, but the bacteria bounce back finds University of Melbourne research.
Food to fight hidden hunger
University of Melbourne researchers are redesigning wheat to create healthier versions of one of the world’s favourite foods – bread.