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  1. 30 December 2016 - Up Close

    How are birds faring In our cities?

    We chat with two PhD researchers on their work on the impact of city lights on birds, and learning from our digestive systems to build better detergents.

  2. 21 December 2016 - Science Matters

    A stone, skip and a hop away from saving a bay

    Scientists are using healthy reefs in Port Phillip Bay, Victoria, to help repair damaged ones via a mechanism known as population connectivity.

  3. 29 October 2016 - Health & Wellbeing

    Thought-controlled movement

    A tiny device implanted next to the brain’s motor cortex could one day help paralysed people move their limbs again.

  4. 14 July 2016 - Science Matters

    Obesity link to packaging chemical

    New research from the University of Melbourne sheds light on a possible link between common household chemical BPA and obesity later in life

  5. 24 June 2016 - Science Matters

    Unlocking the inner workings of plant growth

    An international team of scientists have identified several proteins that are essential to producing the main component of plant cell walls – cellulose.

  6. 27 May 2016 - Go Figure

    How sunflowers track the sun

    An internal clock drives the daily dance of these plants, even though their movement was once put down to a mythological Greek love story.

  7. 18 May 2016 - Science Matters

    Exposing the creatures of the deep

    For the first time, a light has been shone on the diversity of creatures that exists in the world’s dark, deep seas.

  8. 6 May 2016 - Science Matters

    Women in research rewarded for taking a risk

    Bio21 Institute women have a positive, but realistic message for young women entering research careers: Stay positive. Take a risk ... it’s worth it!

  9. 14 April 2016 - Science Matters

    Move it or lose it: Exploiting genetic diversity to fight extinction

    Earth is facing a catastrophic extinction event, and to avoid this we need to think differently about species conservation

  10. 22 March 2016 - Science Matters

    The Drain Scene Investigators

    Melbourne water researchers have turned detectives to track down the source of pollution in our waterways.