Water management worldwide is failing, it’s time for a new approach
Climate extremes mean we need robust inter-disciplinary solutions from climate and social scientists, engineers and lawyers say University of Melbourne experts.
Water management? Yes, it’s personal
Water-planning experts have differing risk perceptions, which may reduce the chance of implementing innovative practices, finds University of Melbourne research
How to keep your head during COVID-19
In a crisis the first impulse can be fear or panic, but COVID-19 demands clear thought. A University of Melbourne expert explains how to adapt your own thinking
Why do we say things we later regret?
Why do we say things we shouldn't? In a series of experiments University of Melbourne research finds that being aroused makes us less careful about what we say.
How do you judge tough military decisions?
What is the role of hindsight and experience in judging difficult military decisions with life or death at stake? A University of Melbourne expert investigates.
Unlocking the secret to changing our minds
Understanding the power of how we change our minds is closer after University of Melbourne and University College London research identified the neural patterns
Lucky leaders: How we view the good outcomes of people in power
University of Melbourne research finds we are more likely to attribute the good outcomes of a leader’s decisions to luck, and bad ones to personal failure.
Adapting yourself to take action on the environment
Wanting to take action on climate change and the environment is the easy bit, doing it is harder. Here a University of Melbourne expert outlines an action model
How difficult decisions change our brains
New University of Melbourne research finds making a difficult choice between two desirable things can change the way our brains think about future preferences.
Getting real on strawberry needle risk
Australia's strawberry needle scare is a case of risk perceptions running ahead of the actual risk, explains a University of Melbourne researcher.