Sciences & Technology
The science that stops possums eating your garden
When possums ate her garden, University of Melbourne's Professor Lynne Selwood fought back and invented a spray that protects plants from possum browsing.
Heroines of mathematics
We asked some of the University of Melbourne's prominent mathematicians to share with us who their favourite maths heroines are and why.
Engineering magnetics to grow human tissue
Tissue engineering can restore damaged or lost tissue; University of Melbourne research is working to scale up the technology to regenerate human organs.
The meaning in our stars
Humans have long seen meaning in the stars, showing difference and similarities across cultures; University of Melbourne researchers are looking at how and why?
Two data points enough to spot you in open transport records
University of Melbourne researchers have re-identified themselves and others in supposedly anonymous Myki datasets - highlighting a risk to privacy and safety.
The frontiers of physics: From planets to photons
University of Melbourne physicist Professor David Jamieson takes us on a journey of his research; from Galileo’s historic discoveries to quantum computing.
The next big scientific thing
As National Science Week celebrates scientific discovery in Australia, University of Melbourne experts look at what the next big thing in science could be.
Planting trees is no substitute for natural forests
University of Melbourne research finds allowing degraded natural forests to re-grow is a more effective than planting new trees for storing atmospheric carbon.
Could your smartphone become your therapist?
Digital mental healthcare can potentially help people, but University of Melbourne research finds the relationship between patient and therapist remains key.
Climate is warming faster now than last 2000 years
The climate is warming faster now than in the last 2000 years, affecting the whole planet finds new international research including the University of Melbourne