Sciences & Technology
A window on memory loss in Alzheimer’s
By observing the brain in action with a miniscope, University of Melbourne experts find evidence memory loss in Alzheimer’s may partly be a signalling problem.
The challenge to discover our plant and fungi species
Citizen scientists are crucial in recording the biodiversity of Australian plant and fungi species, say researchers at the University of Melbourne Herbarium
The biometric data that could predict racehorse injury
Linking existing biometric data could help identify and prevent racehorse injuries before they become catastrophic, finds University of Melbourne research.
Is sentience really the debate to have?
Debate over the alleged sentience of LaMDA continues, but University of Melbourne experts say there are bigger questions about AI’s overall lack of transparency
The Australian grasshopper that’s given up sex
A unique grasshopper that's an all-female species that doesn’t have sex to reproduce gives new insights into evolution, say University of Melbourne experts.
The AI pretenders
As artificial intelligence advances, University of Melbourne experts ask whether we should be concerned about robots and virtual bots pretending to be human.
Q&A: Seeing a ‘cosmic monster’
Scientists have captured the first direct images of a giant black hole at the centre of the Milky Way – and it's cool, says a University of Melbourne expert.
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.
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