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  1. 11 January 2019 - Go Figure

    Why do some people believe the Earth is flat?

    Although science says the Earth is round, there are some people around who still think it's flat; two University of Melbourne experts look at why.

  2. 7 January 2019 - Go Figure

    The I’m-trying-to-get-around-you dance explained

    Two people walk towards each other, both try and get out of the way - suddenly, they’re doing the ‘sidewalk salsa'; two University of Melbourne experts explain.

  3. 25 December 2018 - Engineering & Technology

    Loving the bits and pieces

    The ongoing popularity and variety of board games can teach us about how we can better design human-technology interfaces, says University of Melbourne expert.

  4. 17 December 2018 - Science Matters

    How do aerosols help our atmosphere clean itself?

    University of Melbourne researchers are using the AIRBOX, a unique shipboard laboratory, to measure climate change in Antarctica's pristine air and waters.

  5. 14 December 2018 - Science Matters

    A giant lobster, by any other name

    Tasmania's at-risk crayfish is the world's largest freshwater invertebrate; for a University of Melbourne biochemist, finding its real name was just the start.

  6. 12 December 2018 - Science Matters

    Measuring forces between atoms that don’t want to be measured

    New research from the University of Melbourne shows that when it comes to measuring the force between two atoms - it may actually be hiding from you.

  7. 20 November 2018 - Engineering & Technology

    The particles making building cladding fire-safe

    University of Melbourne researchers and industry have found that tiny ceramic particles can make plastic-backed cladding fire-safe for building.

  8. 27 November 2018 - Science Matters

    How a termite’s mound filters methane (and what it means for greenhouse gases)

    New University of Melbourne research find that although termites produce methane, half of their greenhouse gas emissions are filtered by their mounds.

  9. 22 November 2018 - Under the Microscope

    A smarter way to deliver drugs

    The University of Melbourne's Georgina Such works with nanoparticles to deliver vaccines and drugs; a breakthrough could change the lives of people with cancer.