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  1. Podcast7 March 2021 - Humanities

    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

  2. 24 January 2021 - Animals, Food & You

    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.

  3. 11 January 2021 - Science Matters

    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.

  4. Podcast6 January 2021 - Eavesdrop on Experts

    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.

  5. 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?

  6. 19 August 2020 - Health & Medicine

    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

  7. 10 July 2020 - Animals, Food & You

    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.

  8. 29 April 2020 - Science Matters

    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.

  9. 8 April 2020 - Animals, Food & You

    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.

  10. 13 March 2020 - Science Matters

    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.