If our animals could speak
Dr Laura Jean McKay, winner of the 2021 Victorian Premier’s Literary Award for literature and University of Melbourne graduate discusses writing her first novel
Life after the pandemic for your (new) pet
As we start to emerge after lockdown, there are some steps that can help your pet adapt to life after social distancing says a University of Melbourne expert.
Tasmanian tigers start to look like dogs in the pouch
The Tasmanian tiger and wolf evolved similar genetic blueprints, lifestyle strategies and skull shapes, even as puppies finds University of Melbourne-led study.
What COVID has taught us about the wildlife trade
PhD student and conservation scientist Gerry Ryan explores the connections between global pandemics, humans, livestock, wildlife and conservation.
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?
The ugly truth
We say looks don't matter but University of Melbourne research finds more evidence that they do; understanding our response to ugliness can help counteract it
Testing wildlife could stop pandemics in their tracks
The key to reducing disease in humans is proactive disease surveillance in animals; we already have the technology to do it say University of Melbourne experts.
Going beyond political borders to protect threatened animals
As a global community, we must work beyond our national borders to protect threatened species and maintain biodiversity say University of Melbourne experts.
Don’t blame the pangolin (or any other animal) for COVID-19
Animals may be the original hosts for viruses such as COVID-19, but the causes of transmission to humans are our fault, says a University of Melbourne expert.
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.