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  1. 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.

  2. 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’.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 10 November 2015 - Science Matters

    The man who smashes diamonds for science

    A video shows an 8-carat diamond being smashed with a hammer, part of a new technique to track down the source of some of the world’s most spectacular diamond

  9. 30 October 2015 - Go Figure

    Sinkholes: What on earth’s happening?

    It might seem as if sinkholes are opening up everywhere around us, but scientists say it’s down to a mix of factors, from geology to human behaviour.

  10. 24 September 2015 - Science Matters

    Is this the oldest rock art in the world?

    The Kimberley Foundation of Australia has produced a stunning video about a team of scientists and their quest to date ancient Indigenous rock art.