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  1. 16 September 2020 - Animals, Food & You

    Detecting amphibian pathogens in the water to boost frog conservation

    Frog diseases can be detected in environmental samples like soil and water finds an international team of researchers including University of Melbourne.

  2. 22 September 2020 - Science Matters

    Always was and always will be Aboriginal water

    Australia needs to have a serious discussion about Indigenous water rights and Indigenous Voice in water management, say University of Melbourne experts.

  3. 18 September 2020 - Humanities

    Other awful years in history

    COVID-19 has meant 2020 is terrible year for many of us, but there've been much worse years. Here University of Melbourne experts outline some other awful times

  4. 15 September 2020 - Engineering & Technology

    Data isn’t neutral and neither are decision algorithms

    The UK's attempt to use algorithms to estimate school scores is a reminder of the need to keep humans in automated decisions say University of Melbourne experts

  5. 3 September 2020 - Science Matters

    Illuminating Indigenous culture through plants

    Zena Cumpston, University of Melbourne has produced a new indigenous plant guide to encourage their use, appreciation as well as highlighting Indigenous science

  6. 31 August 2020 - Public Affairs

    Women reorganising local food networks with technology in Jakarta

    Research involving the University of Melbourne finds Women in Jakarta are using online technology to develop local food networks during the COVID-19 pandemic.

  7. 2 September 2020 - Science Matters

    Group testing to help control COVID-19

    Large-scale testing is key to controlling COVID-19 and analysing grouped samples can be an efficient way to do it argues a University of Melbourne expert

  8. 1 September 2020 - Engineering & Technology

    Are you technostressed?

    More people working from home during COVID-19 has led to an increase in technostress and organisations needs to address it, warn University of Melbourne experts

  9. 26 August 2020 - Science Matters

    Willie wagtails: The werewolves of the bird world

    By recording birds across Victoria, a new University of Melbourne study shows that willie wagtails are a bit like werewolves because they also sing to the moon.