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  1. 6 May 2022 - Science Matters

    What ancient pollen tells us about future climate change

    Pollen preserved for more than 56 million years reconstructs a major climate transition that caused mass plant migration finds University of Melbourne research.

  2. 11 April 2022 - Science Matters

    Dengue-blocking mosquitoes here to stay

    Mosquitoes carrying anti-viral bacteria show remarkable stability a decade since their release in field trials, shows University of Melbourne research

  3. 31 March 2022 - Science Matters

    Piecing thylacine DNA back together

    New University of Melbourne research uses genomes from living thylacine relatives to build a new, chromosome-scale genome to de-extinct the Tasmanian tiger.

  4. 25 March 2022 - Animals, Food & You

    Science can help dogs enjoy their best life

    A University of Melbourne expert is part of a new TV series exploring the life of dogs and how science is helping us understand what makes our canine pals happy

  5. 7 March 2022 - Under the Microscope

    A sustainable future for women in science

    On International Women's Day we talk to Dr Anne-Marie Tosolini who returned to University of Melbourne after a career break to study 56 million-year-old fossils

  6. 3 March 2022 - Science Matters

    Observing time crystals

    Secrets of time crystals, unique configurations of particles perpetually switching, can now be explored by quantum computers says University of Melbourne expert

  7. 2 March 2022 - Science Matters

    The 9 steps to de-extincting Australia’s thylacine

    A University of Melbourne expert says the reality of bringing back the thylacine - or Tasmanian tiger - from extinction using its genome is now a step closer.

  8. 25 February 2022 - Engineering & Technology

    Welcome to the mRNA revolution

    A University of Melbourne startup has built an mRNA platform that Australian scientists can use to accelerate their research, going beyond the COVID-19 vaccine.

  9. 21 February 2022 - Engineering & Technology

    Technodystopia: Are we heading towards a real-world Blade Runner?

    Blade Runner depicted a technodystopian future. Almost 40 years on, University of Melbourne experts say some of these projections can now seem eerily accurate.