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National Science Week

  1. 18 August 2023 - Engineering & Technology

    Actress, ballerina... engineer?

    Engineering needs more diversity, but a University of Melbourne expert says there are almost no role models for women engineers in film and popular culture

  2. 17 August 2023 - Science Matters

    The science of flavour

    Enjoying food is more than just taste, it uses all your senses (yes, even your hearing), says a University of Melbourne expert

  3. 15 August 2023 - Under the Microscope

    Taking Indigenous Australia to NASA

    The University of Melbourne's Tully Mahr is one of five Indigenous Australian students heading to the US for an internship with NASA

  4. 14 August 2023 - Engineering & Technology

    Using quantum computing to protect AI from attack

    AI can be fooled into making mistakes, sometimes risking lives, but quantum computing could provide a strong defence, say University of Melbourne experts.

  5. 14 August 2023 - Science Matters

    As we head toward summer, let’s rethink Australia’s bushfire risk

    With wildfires and heavy smoke affecting the US and Europe, a new fire management framework can help Australia understand its risk

  6. 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

  7. 21 August 2020 - Science Matters

    COVID-19 and Mexico’s domestic violence crisis

    Almost half of all women in Mexico experience domestic abuse and a University of Melbourne expert says it's now a crisis due to the global COVID-19 pandemic.

  8. 21 August 2020 - Science Matters

    The rapid climate changes of the last glacial period

    Using climate records from stalagmites, new research led by University of Melbourne confirms climate changes between the tropics and the Arctic were synchronous

  9. 20 August 2020 - Science Matters

    The grasshopper that was lost, then found, is now endangered

    After thought to be extinct, the Key’s Matchstick Grasshopper was found; but as its habitat shrinks, University of Melbourne research finds it’s now endangered.

  10. Podcast19 August 2020 - Science Matters

    Catching sight of dark matter

    One the biggest challenges in research this century is to understand the nature of dark matter, explains University of Melbourne's Professor Elisabetta Barberio