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  1. 14 July 2021 - Animals, Food & You

    I’m an animal … get me out of here!

    Australia needs national legislation to better protect the welfare of animals that work in film and television, says a University of Melbourne expert

  2. 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.

  3. 24 January 2020 - Animals, Food & You

    Dealing with separation anxiety in dogs

    Separation anxiety in pets can seriously affect the quality of their life and their owner's, but you can reduce the risks says a University of Melbourne expert.

  4. Podcast29 May 2019 - Eavesdrop on Experts

    How can we tell if an animal is depressed?

    Professor Mike Mendl is developing new ways of assessing animal welfare that work to improve the wellbeing and conditions of all animals.

  5. 6 September 2018 - Science Matters

    The invisible colours protecting birds from overheating

    University of Melbourne research finds the nanostructure of a bird's feathers can regulate its body temperature by reflecting or absorbing near infrared-light

  6. 4 May 2018 - Under the Microscope

    If we could talk to the animals

    Animals, like people, are more productive when they are treated well; a University of Melbourne researcher finds it also benefits the people who work with them

  7. 1 December 2017 - Science Matters

    Why we’re all in a flap about our favourite birds

    The Guardian Australian Bird of the Year poll shows just how much we love our native birds, and there's good reason, says a University of Melbourne expert.

  8. 4 May 2017 - Science Matters

    When good animals make bad decisions

    Human impact on the environment is tricking animals into ecological traps, where attractive habitats hide a big risk as University of Melbourne research finds.

  9. 5 April 2017 - Science Matters

    How staying close to mum pays off for kangaroos

    A 6 year study that observed eastern grey kangaroos in Victoria found that the more time young-at-foot kangaroos spend with their mothers, the more they thrive.

  10. 31 March 2017 - Go Figure

    Jaw-dropping: So how does a snake eat a man?

    A reticulated python reportedly ate a man in Indonesia, but just how can a snake eat a grown human?