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Researchers from the University of Melbourne and Princeton University have shown for the first time that the difference in reflection of light from the Earth’s land masses and oceans can be seen on the dark side of the moon, a phenomenon known as earthshine.

Surfing the net at work for pleasure actually increases our concentration levels and helps make a more productive workforce, according to a new University of Melbourne study.

A living green roof is providing a spectacular feature at this year’s Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show (MIFGS). Designed and built by a team from the University of Melbourne’s Burnley campus, the display highlights the benefits of green roofs which include aesthetically pleasing cityscapes, longer roof life, significantly reduced building energy use and a reduction of the urban heat island effect.

Scientists have severely underestimated the impact of climate change and politicians can no longer afford to delay action, University of Melbourne climate change expert Professor David Karoly has warned.

One of Australia’s leading supporters of cultural and social causes – Dame Elisabeth Murdoch - is to be honoured at the University of Melbourne this Monday, 30 March at 4pm in the Woodward Conference Centre, top floor, Melbourne Law School.

University of Melbourne researchers have made a significant contribution to an international study which has found two new genetic regions of the genome that can alter a woman’s risk of breast cancer.

Commissioner for Environmental Sustainability for Victoria, Dr Ian McPhail will speak at the University of Melbourne on the steps needed to implement recommendations from the State of the Environment report.

A simple and cheap nutrition supplement has reduced falls among the elderly living in Victorian aged care hostels according to a new Australian study.

Legalising same-sex marriage in the US may be a civil rights victory, but it’s not the fix for what’s wrong with the law of families, according to a leading international family law expert.

Researchers have identified a gene from barley which is required for the production of the complex carbohydrate beta glucan.

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