Sciences & Technology
Reptiles are helping us better understand threats to Australia’s biodiversity
A University of Melbourne study shows Australian reptiles change their preference for burnt habitat depending on whether they live near native forest or pasture
From ‘honey laundering’ to fake free-range: food fraud costs billions
Deception in our food chains is on the rise and often hard to detect. But there are some things consumers can look for, says a University of Melbourne expert.
Scientists and government agencies are targeting mosquitoes with bacteria
The Wolbachia bacterium prevents mosquitoes from spreading dengue fever – a new strain is now protecting people in Malaysia, say University of Melbourne experts
A biobank freezes Australian species for the future
By freezing the cells of living animals, University of Melbourne researchers and museums are working together to safeguard Australia’s wildlife.
We need to keep Big Tech in check
A University of Melbourne expert says balanced regulation and better-resourced regulators would work harder to protect Australians from online scams and fraud.
How to give your animal friends a stress-free holiday season
A University of Melbourne vet has some expert advice for how to ensure your pet has a stress-free Christmas holiday - even when it's hot and busy.
The elite athlete training for an extreme Arctic race in a fridge
An ultra-marathon runner is training in a University of Melbourne research refrigerator with a team of engineers ahead of a 230-kilometre Arctic race.
How Australia’s prefab industry can help the housing crisis
Prefabrication is a practical solution to meet Victoria’s urgent housing needs, providing speedy, cost-efficient dwellings, say University of Melbourne experts
Kids with disability are gamers too
Working with an eight-year-old boy with cerebral palsy, University of Melbourne researchers have co-designed a bespoke video game controller.