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Future episodes of extreme weather will lead to mass extinctions of insects and reptiles in the next century, according to a new international study by Danish and Australian scientists.

Social economists from the University of Melbourne have confirmed the age-old suspicion of a dip in human happiness during middle age.


VISIONS takes a tour of the new Elizabeth Blackburn School of Sciences which is dedicated to training the scientists of tomorrow. 

Reducing the presence of mould in the home may reduce asthma in middle-aged adults according to new research led by the University of Melbourne in collaboration with the University of Tasmania, and Monash University.  

Wollemi Pines are one of the oldest and rarest plants on earth — they are also currently the focus of a large amount of acadmeic research.Scientists are trying to determine how best to protect and conserve this endangered native species, which once may have been food for dinosaurs.

Two University of Melbourne researchers have been recognised with a Companion of the Order of Australia (AC) in this year’s Australia Day Honours.

The Federal Government has announced it will release an allocation of 10 gigalitres for sale to farmers along the Murray-Darling river system.

New research has solved a mystery as to why some birds choose not to reproduce, and instead help to guard the nests of their close relatives. This occurs in about nine percent of all bird species.

The University of Melbourne will lead the establishment of a new $20M ARC Centre of Excellence, which will create innovative mathematical and statistical models for analysing big data sets.