Sciences & Technology
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.