National Science Week
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
The nanoparticle ingredient for Australian-made COVID tests
University of Melbourne researchers have developed a crucial COVID-19 test ingredient, paving the way for Australian-made tests and local production
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.
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
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.
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
The mathematics of evolution
Dr Jared Field’s work in mathematical biology is working to understand real-world issues – and has landed him in the ABC's Top 5 Media Residency Program.
Ever wondered what your pet is thinking?
An app by University of Melbourne researchers uses AI to analyse and interpret the facial expressions of your pet. And, yes, dogs are easier to read than cats.