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  1. 5 January 2024 - Science Matters

    Earth’s invisible shield can help reveal our past and our future

    University of Melbourne's Dr Agathe Lise-Pronovost studies Earth’s magnetic field, which protects us from cosmic rays, and leaves its signature in ancient rock

  2. 3 September 2021 - Science Matters

    Does Melbourne’s rain occur in ‘lines’?

    Melbourne rain often appears in 'squall lines' across the city, making a substantial contribution to total rainfall, finds University of Melbourne-led research.

  3. 15 February 2021 - Science Matters

    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.

  4. 6 October 2020 - Science Matters

    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.

  5. 4 June 2020 - Science Matters

    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.

  6. 20 May 2020 - Science Matters

    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.

  7. 13 March 2020 - Science Matters

    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.

  8. 3 December 2019 - Science Matters

    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.

  9. Podcast30 October 2019 - Eavesdrop on Experts

    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.

  10. 26 September 2019 - Science Matters

    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.