When the Earth’s magnetic field flipped
First Australian-based record of major global event where the Earth’s magnetic field ‘switched’ and north became south, shows University of Melbourne-led study.
A new thermometer for studying our past climate
By studying underwater mineral deposits from cave pools, University of Melbourne researchers have developed a new tool to understand our climate history.
When Central Australia slipped and trembled
New University of Melbourne research in Central Australia provides key insights into how some faults may break in Australia to produce larger earthquakes.
Australia’s mountains are still growing
University of Melbourne-led research shows the Eastern Highlands of Victoria have been growing at a rate of 76 metres every million years, and are still going.
What causes an ice age to end?
New University of Melbourne research is solving one of the enigmas in palaeoclimatology – to understand why an ice age ended, we need to know when it ended.
Iron and Ice: How life survived snowball Earth
Early life forms survived Snowball Earth in ocean refuges that were oxygenated by melting glaciers, suggests discoveries by University of Melbourne geologists.
The artistry of geology
Engineering geologist Michael Webster combined his passion for geology and art, turning geotechnical assessments of Southbank’s Testing Grounds into a 3D model.
Probing Earth’s deep and ancient secrets
New University of Melbourne research finds that a rock that's the source of most of the world’s diamonds is giving us insights into the Earth’s formation.
Why do some people believe the Earth is flat?
Although science says the Earth is round, there are some people around who still think it's flat; two University of Melbourne experts look at why.
Why parts of Earth have barely changed in 3 billion years
University of Melbourne geologists have shown how strong cratons formed billions of years ago, when Earth transitioned from a volcanic state to plate tectonics.