Coming to the genetic rescue of our endangered marsupials
A technique of genetic rescue developed by University of Melbourne researchers is bringing some of Australia's endangered marsupials back from the brink.
The opportunists after the fires
University of Melbourne research finds a dramatic increase in feral predators after fires, making some native Australian animals even more vulnerable.
The Aliens among us
Alien: Covenant is scary enough as a film. But University of Melbourne experts find examples of some terrifying Alien-esque animals living among us on Earth.
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.
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.
The tiny drop fighting the big problem of antibiotic resistance
As antibiotic-resistant superbugs pose an increasing threat to human health, a new chicken vaccine could help stop them in their tracks.
Why we show the whites of our eyes
Of all the animals, only humans obviously show the whites of our eyes, making it easier for us to communicate and deceive with just glance.
Hello pet! Our love can hurt our animal friends
Bioethicist Peter Sandøe joins the Up Close podcast to discuss the complicated relationship between humans and animals and its ethical implications.