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
The past gives us a glimpse of our future, hotter planet
University of Melbourne research into 56-million-year-old fossil pollen provides new insights into the consequences of carbon-fueled global warming
The palaeontology field keeps you on your toes
University of Melbourne palaeontologist Dr Vera Korasidis is fresh from a dig in Wyoming’s Badlands, which has a unique rock record, unearthing pollen fossils
Fossil forests under Antarctic ice
Recently described fossils are the most diverse yet of forests that grew in Antarctica 56 million years ago, finds new study including University of Melbourne
The story in the bones of lizards and frogs
CT scans of fossilised bones of Australia’s lizards and frogs are helping University of Melbourne experts understand adaption and extinction amid climate change
On the hunt for ancient reefs
As we mark International Women's Day, the university of Melbourne's Dr Ashleigh Hood describes the inspiration behind her worldwide search for ancient reefs.
It’s time the Nullarbor Caves had World Heritage status
Australia's precious Nullarbor caves are a 'time machine' back millions of years and deserve World Heritage status says University of Melbourne expert.
Human evolutionary history takes a rain check
By dating the rock in between the fossil layers in Africa’s 'Cradle of Humankind' University of Melbourne researchers are shedding new light on our evolution.
The legacy of a great scientific hoax
The University of Melbourne's anatomy museum features model fossils from the famous Piltdown Man hoax, which skewed the study of human evolution for decades.