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  1. Podcast23 June 2021 - Science Matters

    How can we prevent Insect Armageddon?

    University of Melbourne geneticist Phil Batterham discusses his work on insecticides and how to develop more effective and sustainable pest control strategies

  2. 10 June 2021 - Engineering & Technology

    Blocking AI to keep your personal data your own

    A new machine learning model from University of Melbourne researchers puts “noise” into personal images to stop AI programmes from exploiting and misusing them.

  3. 9 June 2021 - Science Matters

    Solving the mystery of the four-headed echidna penis

    The first highly detailed anatomical study of the short-beaked echidna penis has demonstrated its innovative evolution, say experts from University of Melbourne

  4. 26 May 2021 - Engineering & Technology

    Do you think better when you’re moving?

    People who performed a task to identify visual targets did significantly better when tested while walking, finds new research led by University of Melbourne.

  5. 20 May 2021 - Science Matters

    Variety is the spice of life... and key to saving wildlife

    By understanding how varied a species' DNA is, we can boost species adaptation to new conditions, decreasing extinction risk say University of Melbourne experts

  6. 18 May 2021 - Engineering & Technology

    What if Melbourne was a giant Dungeons and Dragons game?

    Biometric DnD – a digital tool developed by the University of Melbourne – takes Dungeons and Dragons character creation to the next level using AI and your face

  7. 29 April 2021 - Science Matters

    Male fertility ‘precariously close’ to climate change extinction limits

    University of Melbourne research finds the drop in climate change-related male fertility, mainly in the tropics, may better predict vulnerability to extinction.

  8. 27 April 2021 - Engineering & Technology

    New mobile sensor could transform testing for remote areas

    University of Melbourne engineers have developed a sensor that could be used for low-cost medical and environmental diagnostic testing in remote areas.

  9. 26 April 2021 - Animals, Food & You

    When money means a life or death choice for our dogs

    New University of Melbourne research finds many family pets are euthanised for economic reasons, when treatment is possible, but costs are too high.

  10. 21 April 2021 - Science Matters

    The secret lives of farmed fish

    Monitoring farmed fish using tags can provide important information, but it can also create welfare issues, finds a study including the University of Melbourne.