Vocal fry: What is it and why does it still polarise listeners?
Whether you love, hate or are ambivalent about vocal fry, University of Melbourne linguists and voice experts can explain its origins and place in society
Race, sport and media: Questioning the status quo
University of Melbourne sociologist Professor Karen Farquharson researches race, ethnicity and racism in media and sport - and its impact in modern Australia.
Understanding the ‘social’ in social anxiety
University of Melbourne PhD student researching how people with social anxiety feel, says we need to look beyond medicalising it to look also at social drivers.
‘Like’ has totally evolved to become, like, a legit word
The word "like" may be frowned on, but University of Melbourne research finds young women lead the way in how languages and grammar evolve, and it's, like, fine
Why boys are blue and girls are pink
Ever wondered why pink represents girls and boys generally identify with the colour blue? Centuries ago it was a very different story.
Breaking: Pigs like cuddles too
Pigs produce more oxytocin or 'love hormone' after positive interaction with a human, suggesting they feel emotions just like we do, a world-first study shows.