Life’s a drag, unless you live in a bubble
An international team led by the University of Melbourne has shown objects can sink in water with close to zero drag, proving an 18th century physics theory.
Getting more women into technology careers. Now.
University of Melbourne experts say there needs to be a big shift in educational focus and workplace culture to get more women into careers in technology.
Realising the promise of STEM education
Australia is behind in students learning STEM subjects; the University of Melbourne looks at how other countries are inspiring kids to take maths and sciences.
Spinning diamonds for quantum precision
University of Melbourne physicists have discovered a way to protect highly sensitive quantum sensors from external magnetic fields by spinning diamonds.
Legs, ligaments and longevity
Inside the University of Melbourne's Harry Brookes Allen Museum of Anatonomy and Pathology, we speak to Lund University professor of anatomy Stefan Lohmander.
Jellyfish: Where art meets science
Artist Penelope Davis brings together art and University of Melbourne's scientific expertise in her exhibition, Sea-change - a commentary on climate change.
The wonders of relaxin
Laura Parry from the University of Melbourne on how the hormone relaxin, produced in high quantities during pregnancy, could help treat cardiovascular disease.
Annie and the swans (not a band)
A bioscience PhD candidate discusses studying urban birds and light pollution and how she tracks the movements and behaviours of swans and pigeons.
Sifting pseudoscience from the real thing
Psychology researcher Scott Lilienfeld explores the popular science myths that too often make fools of us in this episode of the Up Close podcast.
A once-in-a-lifestime opportunity to visit Antarctica allowed two University of Melbourne PhD students to create classic physics experiements