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An international team, led by the University of Melbourne, has devised a method allowing countries to choose their own method of ‘fair’ emissions cuts, effectively creating a roadmap out of the climate negotiation gridlock.

A single blood test could reveal whether an otherwise healthy person is unusually likely to die of pneumonia or sepsis within the next 14 years.

Expert advice can often be compromised by human frailties – like their current mood or what their values are – and should be treated accordingly, University of Melbourne Professor Mark Burgman says.

Has Australia’s climate always been so dry? Have the tropical reefs around Australia always been there? What will happen to Australia’s climate and reefs in the future?

A forecast of below average rainfall over spring is expected to give hay fever sufferers in Melbourne a bit of reprieve this season.

With summer on the way, pet owners are being warned not to let their dogs or cats become one of the estimated thousands of snakebite statistics recorded in Australia each year.

If you’re tall, you’re also more likely to be slim, new genetic research has revealed.

Coughing. A sore throat. Maybe a pain in your chest as you take a deep breath?

Melbourne summer temperatures have been steadily climbing over the past 25 years, but even more so during the two weeks of the Australian Open in late January, new data analysis reveals.

The globe’s forests have shrunk by three per cent since 1990 - an area equivalent to the size of South Africa – despite significant improvements in conservation over the past decade.

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