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  1. 20 February 2024 - Science Matters

    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

  2. 1 March 2024 - Science Matters

    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.

  3. 29 February 2024 - Science Matters

    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

  4. 31 January 2024 - Science Matters

    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.

  5. 10 January 2024 - Engineering & Technology

    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.

  6. 22 December 2023 - Science Matters

    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.

  7. 28 November 2023 - Engineering & Technology

    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.

  8. 14 November 2023 - Engineering & Technology

    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

  9. 27 October 2023 - Engineering & Technology

    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.