Why do small dogs live longer than big dogs?
Larger animals tend to live longer than smaller ones, but within the dog kingdom it pays to be small. A University of Melbourne expert explains what's going on.
New dimensions in colour
University of Melbourne research finds animals are teaching us new ways of understanding colour at a nanoscale, which could change the way we manufacture colour
The shared evolution of the Tasmanian tiger and the wolf
Through a molecular quirk, the Tasmanian tiger and grey wolf have evolved to look like twins finds new University of Melbourne research.
Protecting Cambodia’s landmine detection dogs
University of Melbourne research has developed a new technique to keep mine detection dogs clearing landmines in Cambodia free of deadly tropical diseases.
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.
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.
The sleepy lizard awakens new tools for climate change research
University of Melbourne research into the impact of water shortages on Australia's sleepy lizard gives us insight into the effects of climate change on animals.
Conserving biodiversity to safeguard our future
The new head of the Melbourne Veterinary School at the University of Melbourne, Professor Anna Meredith, says humanity's future depends on a balanced ecosystem.
What happens to wildlife in a city that never sleeps?
Lights have brightened our nights and urban wildlife is having to adapt; University of Melbourne research explores our light's impact on nocturnal urban animals
Extinct Tasmanian tiger now back in 3D
University of Melbourne experts have scanned and modelled preserved Tasmanian Tiger joeys, allowing them to reconstruct the marsupials' growth and development.