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  1. 11 October 2021 - Science Matters

    Indigenous knowledge and the myth of ‘wilderness’

    Aboriginal ideas of ‘wilderness’ contrast with romantic ideas of a pristine environment. And it excludes Indigenous people, say University of Melbourne experts.

  2. 1 October 2021 - Science Matters

    Severity of Melbourne’s grass pollen season hanging on rain

    An average looking Melbourne pollen season could yet be made heavier by late spring rain, University of Melbourne experts warn hay fever and asthma sufferers.

  3. 29 September 2021 - Engineering & Technology

    Purifying water with a simple powder

    Drinking water can be made safe by adding a bacteria-killing mineral – brownmillerite – a cheaper alternative to chlorine, says University of Melbourne expert.

  4. 24 September 2021 - Engineering & Technology

    What Victoria’s earthquake tells us about the safety of our structures

    Australia has earthquake safety regulations, but University of Melbourne experts say the earthquake reminds us about the safety of our buildings and structures.

  5. 22 September 2021 - Science Matters

    Q&A: 4 things you need to know about Victoria’s earthquake

    The largest onshore earthquake in Victoria's recorded history has rocked our east coast, University of Melbourne experts explain where it came from

  6. 6 September 2021 - Science Matters

    No bones about it, dunnarts crawl before growing a skeleton

    The development of the dunnart provides a model animal to study other unique Australian fauna and could aid conservation, shows University of Melbourne research

  7. 3 September 2021 - Science Matters

    Does Melbourne’s rain occur in ‘lines’?

    Melbourne rain often appears in 'squall lines' across the city, making a substantial contribution to total rainfall, finds University of Melbourne-led research.

  8. 24 August 2021 - Science Matters

    Man bites shark: How dangerous are humans to sharks?

    A new approach, devised by University of Melbourne research estimates the risk that fishing and climate change pose to any shark species in Australia.

  9. 20 August 2021 - Science Matters

    The nanoparticle ingredient for Australian-made COVID tests

    University of Melbourne researchers have developed a crucial COVID-19 test ingredient, paving the way for Australian-made tests and local production