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  1. 5 August 2020 - Science Matters

    Herbicide impacts marsupial reproduction and development

    University of Melbourne research shows atrazine, a herbicide banned in the EU but widely used in Australia, causes abnormalities in the genitalia of marsupials.

  2. 3 August 2020 - Engineering & Technology

    Covid-19: A challenge and an opportunity for public transport

    COVID-19 has raised doubts over mass public transport, but connective tech offers a way to keep everyone moving sustainably, say University of Melbourne experts

  3. 31 July 2020 - Engineering & Technology

    Rising global flood risk demands action

    By 2100 tens of millions more people and trillions of dollars more of the world economy will be at risk of flooding, University of Melbourne researchers warn.

  4. Podcast22 July 2020 - Eavesdrop on Experts

    Launching the SpIRIT satellite

    University of Melbourne researchers describe plans to build the SpIRIT satellite– to be launched in space by 2022, with Australian and Italian Space Agencies.

  5. 27 July 2020 - Science Matters

    Paternalism, public housing and COVID-19

    A University of Melbourne researcher says Australia's long history of paternalism against public housing tenants is evident in the hard lockdowns in Melbourne.

  6. 23 July 2020 - Science Matters

    How Timor-Leste has mobilised against COVID-19

    Timor-Leste is now COVID-19 free, but ongoing threats of pandemic disruption could have longer term impacts on the country warn University of Melbourne experts.

  7. 17 July 2020 - Engineering & Technology

    A little bird didn’t tell me

    The hack attack on Twitter was aimed at financial gain, but what happens when hacking turns political? University of Melbourne experts look at what is needed.

  8. 14 July 2020 - Science Matters

    The geographies of COVID-19

    Geographers don’t just look at where COVID-19 is occurring, they ask why. University of Melbourne experts say the big picture helps to understand the pandemic.

  9. 13 July 2020 - Science Matters

    What could Australia’s clean energy future look like?

    The COVID crisis has created opportunities to accelerate technologies to make Australia a renewable energy superpower, say University of Melbourne experts.