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  1. 14 February 2019 - Go Figure

    Would cockroaches really survive a nuclear apocalypse?

    University of Melbourne experts look at the cockroaches' reputation for resilience and whether they really would survive a nuclear bomb and radiation.

  2. 7 February 2019 - Under the Microscope

    Tackling human error to stop vehicle accidents

    Improving safety is the big driver of transport innovation and the technology focus is now on saving drivers from themselves says University of Melbourne expert

  3. 4 February 2019 - Science Matters

    Black Saturday: Have we fixed a flawed system?

    Black Saturday was the worst bushfire disaster in Australia; a University of Melbourne expert looks at whether the Royal Commission changed our fire management.

  4. 24 January 2019 - Health & Wellbeing

    Saving lives when the power goes out

    Developed by University of Melbourne experts, the FREO₂ LPOS (Low Pressure Oxygen Store) is delivering oxygen without power and saving children’s lives.

  5. 1 January 2019 - Under the Microscope

    Discoveries that blew our minds in 2018: Part Two

    This year was a big year for research - we asked University of Melbourne experts to review some of the amazing research, discoveries and big thinking of 2018.

  6. 31 December 2018 - Under the Microscope

    Discoveries that blew our minds in 2018: Part One

    This year was a big year for research - we asked University of Melbourne experts to review some of the amazing research, discoveries and big thinking of 2018.

  7. 19 January 2019 - Science Matters

    ‘Safe’ herbicide in Australian water affects male fertility

    University of Melbourne scientists have called for the 'safe' herbicide, atrazine, to be banned in Australia after researching its effect on male fertility.

  8. 13 January 2019 - Engineering & Technology

    Crowdsourcing the problem of low back pain

    University of Melbourne research finds that crowdsourcing information from people who suffer low back pain can provide other sufferers with much-needed support.

  9. 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.