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Years of meticulous observing have resulted in a cosmic discovery that comes from an era dating back 13.1 billion years, giving scientists a detailed glimpse of what may have happened just a few hundred million years after the Big Bang. 

The University of Melbourne has announced its founding partnership of the Climate Knowledge and Innovation Community of Australia (Climate-KIC Australia), a public-private innovation partnership designed to facilitate economic solutions for climate mitigation and adaptation.

Acclaimed author and conservationist Tim Winton has been announced as patron of the ‘Native Australian Animals Trust’ at the University of Melbourne, which was officially launched on March 15. 

What would a low carbon future for Australia’s major southern cities look like? How could places like Melbourne and Sydney and be transformed by 2040 to achieve an 80 percent reduction in carbon emissions and better deal with climate change and extreme weather events?  

If a heat wave hit Melbourne and the power blacked out, most of the city’s apartment buildings would simply bake as air conditioners failed and indoor temperatures exceeded international health standards, according to a new study by the University of Melbourne.

Native animals are declining on Melville Island, Australia’s second largest island with brush-tailed rabbit-rats, black-footed tree-rats and northern brown bandicoots the worst hit. 

University of Melbourne researchers have been awarded more than $3 million in the latest round of the Australian Research Council (ARC) Linkage Projects scheme announced today by the Minister for Education and Training, Senator Simon Birmingham

The University of Melbourne is one of four teams worldwide awarded a share of more than US$100 million in funding from the US Government’s Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA), in what may be one of the largest-ever research efforts aimed at improving human reasoning.

A promising strain of bacteria that stops dengue transmission in mosquitoes struggles to survive hot conditions, new research from the University of Melbourne has revealed.

Where do pipis go when they are left alone on the beach? They spend most of their time just living under the sand, right? Or maybe not. 

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