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  1. 11 December 2019 - Science Matters

    Seeing the power of White Island firsthand

    Getting close to the power of nature is good for tourism but the volcanic eruption on White Island reminds us of the risks says a University of Melbourne expert

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 2 June 2019 - Science Matters

    Earthquakes that talk to each other

    University of Melbourne research finds two earthquakes in Victoria seven years ago can tell us a lot about how fault lines ‘talk to each other’.

  6. 14 May 2018 - Science Matters

    The big picture of the Kilauea eruption

    A University of Melbourne expert explains what the eruption of Hawaii's Kilauea volcano can tell us about what’s happening deep in the Earth’s crust.

  7. 1 May 2018 - Science Matters

    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.

  8. 29 April 2018 - Science Matters

    Creating Pandora on Earth

    China’s famous Zhangjiajie rocks may look like scenery from Avatar, but University of Melbourne research finds water, tectonics and time created this wonder.

  9. 7 October 2016 - Science Matters

    Stories from the field: Madagascar

    PhD student Catherine Wheller visited this enigmatic African island of Madagascar in search of rocks that hold the key to the formation of Gondwana.

  10. 12 May 2016 - Science Matters

    Is Bhutan’s earthquake hiatus over?

    After centuries with no major earthquake, new research suggests Bhutan’s luck may be running out.