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
Untangling our evolutionary history
Paleoanthropologist Bernard Wood on how continuing research into human evolutionary history produces insights but also reveals how much we've yet to learn.
Law, science and the forging of “truth”
Social science and legal scholar Professor Sheila Jasanoff considers how science and the law interact or compete in the formulation of public reason.
Biosecurity and the beekeeper
Bees are delicate, central to the crop economy and a sentinel species in the monitoring of biosecurity. They're also fascinating creatures who get a bad rap.
How JJ Abrams ruined Star Trek and what that means for Star Wars: The Force Awakens
How will JJ Abrams' new Star Wars installment fare in the wake of his Star Trek reboot? Film lecturer Peter Allen discusses on the eve of its cinematic release.
Boosting science and maths study starts in primary school
Stephen Dinham argues specialist primary science and maths teachers will help encourage more students to study science and maths to higher levels.