Sciences & Technology
Indigenous knowledge and the myth of ‘wilderness’
Aboriginal ideas of ‘wilderness’ contrast with romantic ideas of a pristine environment. And it excludes Indigenous people, say University of Melbourne experts.
Severity of Melbourne’s grass pollen season hanging on rain
An average looking Melbourne pollen season could yet be made heavier by late spring rain, University of Melbourne experts warn hay fever and asthma sufferers.
Purifying water with a simple powder
Drinking water can be made safe by adding a bacteria-killing mineral – brownmillerite – a cheaper alternative to chlorine, says University of Melbourne expert.
What Victoria’s earthquake tells us about the safety of our structures
Australia has earthquake safety regulations, but University of Melbourne experts say the earthquake reminds us about the safety of our buildings and structures.
Q&A: 4 things you need to know about Victoria’s earthquake
The largest onshore earthquake in Victoria's recorded history has rocked our east coast, University of Melbourne experts explain where it came from
No bones about it, dunnarts crawl before growing a skeleton
The development of the dunnart provides a model animal to study other unique Australian fauna and could aid conservation, shows University of Melbourne research
Does Melbourne’s rain occur in ‘lines’?
Melbourne rain often appears in 'squall lines' across the city, making a substantial contribution to total rainfall, finds University of Melbourne-led research.
Man bites shark: How dangerous are humans to sharks?
A new approach, devised by University of Melbourne research estimates the risk that fishing and climate change pose to any shark species in Australia.
The nanoparticle ingredient for Australian-made COVID tests
University of Melbourne researchers have developed a crucial COVID-19 test ingredient, paving the way for Australian-made tests and local production