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  1. 22 October 2017 - Science Matters

    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.

  2. 13 October 2017 - Science Matters

    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.

  3. 18 May 2017 - Science Matters

    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.

  4. 4 May 2017 - Science Matters

    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.

  5. 5 April 2017 - Science Matters

    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.

  6. 15 December 2016 - Animals, Food & You

    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.

  7. 21 October 2016 - Go Figure

    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.

  8. Podcast20 November 2015 - Up Close

    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.