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  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 22 November 2018 - Science Matters

    Human evolutionary history takes a rain check

    By dating the rock in between the fossil layers in Africa’s 'Cradle of Humankind' University of Melbourne researchers are shedding new light on our evolution.

  6. Podcast21 November 2018 - Eavesdrop on Experts

    Standing up for science

    In the latest episode of the University of Melbourne's Eavesdrop on Experts podcast, Nobel Laureate Randy Schekman argues for open-access publishing.

  7. 5 November 2018 - Under the Microscope

    Stress testing algorithms

    University of Melbourne academic Professor Kate Smith-Miles uses mathematical questions and algorithms to find the best way to making the world a better place.

  8. 30 October 2018 - Engineering & Technology

    Giving driverless vehicles the human touch

    University of Melbourne researchers are investigating how to program driverless vehicles to respond to pedestrian cues, to keep traffic safe and flowing.

  9. 24 October 2018 - Legal Affairs

    Why does artificial intelligence discriminate?

    University of Melbourne experts say creating more inclusive AI is unlikely to succeed unless people who've been historically excluded or ignored are included.