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  1. 16 August 2019 - Health & Wellbeing

    The meaning in our stars

    Humans have long seen meaning in the stars, showing difference and similarities across cultures; University of Melbourne researchers are looking at how and why?

  2. 6 August 2019 - Engineering & Technology

    Could your smartphone become your therapist?

    Digital mental healthcare can potentially help people, but University of Melbourne research finds the relationship between patient and therapist remains key.

  3. 30 July 2019 - Inside Business

    Can your personality be good, or bad, for your health?

    The University of Melbourne's HILDA Survey 2019 finds links between personality traits and the onset of illness, but experts say it's likely an indirect effect

  4. 24 July 2019 - Health & Wellbeing

    Sexual objectification harms women

    By having women use mobile phones to log whenever they feel sexually objectified, University of Melbourne researchers have shown that it harms their wellbeing.

  5. 1 July 2019 - Health & Wellbeing

    Is Freud’s legacy fading?

    Despite reports of the death of psychoanalysis, Sigmund Freud’s ideas are alive and well in some parts of the world reports a University of Melbourne study.

  6. Podcast29 May 2019 - Eavesdrop on Experts

    How can we tell if an animal is depressed?

    Professor Mike Mendl is developing new ways of assessing animal welfare that work to improve the wellbeing and conditions of all animals.

  7. 23 April 2019 - Health & Wellbeing

    The language of colour, kinship and climate

    A University of Melbourne expert uses computational models to understand how different languages organise the world into different categories.

  8. 23 January 2019 - Health & Wellbeing

    The mental cost of keeping a secret

    On average, we keep around 17 secrets we've been told; but according to new University of Melbourne research, they often comes with strings attached.

  9. 15 January 2019 - Go Figure

    What is déjà vu? What is déjà vu?

    Many of us have seen or done something that's felt eerily familiar; two University of Melbourne experts explain what the brain's doing when we get déjà vu.

  10. 7 January 2019 - Go Figure

    The I’m-trying-to-get-around-you dance explained

    Two people walk towards each other, both try and get out of the way - suddenly, they’re doing the ‘sidewalk salsa'; two University of Melbourne experts explain.