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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. 9 December 2023 - Science Matters

    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

  3. 11 August 2022 - Under the Microscope

    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

  4. 10 March 2021 - Science Matters

    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

  5. 20 August 2020 - Science Matters

    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

  6. Podcast7 March 2020 - Eavesdrop on Experts

    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.

  7. 24 January 2019 - Science Matters

    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.

  8. 22 November 2018 - Science Matters

    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.

  9. 17 May 2018 - Health & Wellbeing

    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.