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  1. 16 November 2021 - Science Matters

    Looking inside a pigeon’s ear using quantum technology

    Quantum microscopy can study biological cells containing tiny magnetic structures, including those within a pigeon’s ear, shows University of Melbourne research

  2. 20 May 2021 - Science Matters

    Variety is the spice of life... and key to saving wildlife

    By understanding how varied a species' DNA is, we can boost species adaptation to new conditions, decreasing extinction risk say University of Melbourne experts

  3. 12 March 2021 - Design

    How our cities should respond to the biodiversity extinction crisis

    Globally, many governments have declared a climate emergency, but University of Melbourne research finds cities have a key role in conserving our biodiversity.

  4. 4 December 2020 - Humanities

    Who is nature?

    A new film taps into virtual reality and First Nations wisdom to re-conceive Nature as a “who” requiring give and take, says a University of Melbourne expert.

  5. 26 August 2020 - Science Matters

    Willie wagtails: The werewolves of the bird world

    By recording birds across Victoria, a new University of Melbourne study shows that willie wagtails are a bit like werewolves because they also sing to the moon.

  6. 10 March 2020 - Science Matters

    Magnetic teeth revealed using quantum imaging

    Tougher than stainless steel, magnetite is a biomineral in mollusc teeth; now imaged using quantum technology by scientists including University of Melbourne.

  7. 15 April 2019 - Science Matters

    A wombat, a koala and a rabbit in a burrow

    A camera trap captures footage of a wombat, a koala and a rabbit emerging from the same burrow, and University of Melbourne experts aren't sure why.

  8. Podcast24 April 2018 - Eavesdrop on Experts

    The legal rights of rivers

    In this episode of the University of Melbourne's Eavesdrop on Experts podcast, environmental law expert Erin O'Donnell explains the legal rights of rivers.

  9. 17 April 2017 - Science Matters

    Plants have feelings too

    Plants' skin helps them adapt to their environment, meaning they can respond to challenges like high winds and rocky soil, says a University of Melbourne expert