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  1. 25 September 2020 - Engineering & Technology

    You wouldn’t hit a dog, so why would you kill one in Minecraft?

    Violence against humans in video games has long been controversial – but what about violence against animals in games, asks University of Melbourne experts?

  2. Podcast5 February 2020 - Eavesdrop on Experts

    The life you can save

    The University of Melbourne's Professor Peter Singer discusses why we should be doing much more to improve the lives of people living in extreme poverty.

  3. 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.

  4. 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

  5. 26 November 2017 - Animals, Food & You

    The changing disease climate

    As climate change gives tropical diseases new opportunities to spread, University of Melbourne veterinary epidemiologists watch for patterns in animal disease.

  6. 18 October 2017 - Science Matters

    Helping fish fight their own battles

    University of Melbourne researchers have discovered what behaviours fish use to naturally avoid parasites, which will help develop healthier fish farms.

  7. 17 August 2017 - Science Matters

    Farmed salmon are deaf – and now we know why

    University of Melbourne scientists have discovered why farmed salmon are three times more likely to be deaf; raising concerns over animal welfare in aquaculture

  8. 23 December 2016 - Animals, Food & You

    Make sure your pets have festive fun too

    The festive season poses all sorts of risks for our beloved pets, but with some careful planning they can enjoy the holidays too.

  9. 23 September 2016 - Go Figure

    Why a cat’s whiskers are the bee’s knees

    Whether being used to aid navigation, warn of incoming predators or mop up milk, whiskers are an important addition to a cat's senses.

  10. 28 April 2016 - Science Matters

    Farmed salmon hard of hearing

    Half of the world's farmed Atlantic salmon suffer from earbone deformities and associated hearing loss, according to new research.