University of Melbourne

Why didn't my flu jab work this year?

The flu vaccine's effectiveness may have dropped below 40 per cent this year, experts say, as flaws in its manufacturing and design become …

Australian News

Pariah to partner: The West’s premature embrace of Myanmar

Share selection to:<p>The Myanmar military crackdown on Muslim Rohingya – which has reportedly displaced more than 400,000 people in recent weeks - has …

Asia

Worrying hints of Germany's Nazi past as far right storms parliament

If Schulz stays true to his intention to go into opposition, the most likely coalition for Dr Merkel, whose CDU/CSU has about 33 per cent of the …

Australian News

When kissing was a crime

Share selection to:<p>In 1972 male homosexuality was illegal across Australia, and both men and women could be arrested for same sex kissing in …

LGBTQ

Same sex marriage, religious freedom and the law

Share selection to:<p>A couple of months ago, the debate over same sex marriage was about same sex marriage and, to some extent, the best mechanism for …

Equality

Funding uni life while you study

Getting prepared to study at uni can feel a little overwhelming. There is a lot to organise, including your course timetable, accommodation, …

Australian Universities

Words and war: The role of the linguist in conflict resolution

Share selection to:<p>CHRIS HATZIS<br>Eavesdrop on Experts, a podcast about stories of inspiration and insights. It’s where expert types obsess, confess and …

Australian Universities

Snakes out for action during NSW heat

Sydney's predicted weekend heatwave has triggered a warning for residents to be wary of increased snake activity in NSW suburbs.

Australian Universities

The science behind Victoria’s “flesh-eating bacteria”

Share selection to:<p>If the recent headlines about a bacterium that causes a non-healing ulcer reportedly spreading in Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula …

Medicine

​Exporting local innovation to the world through IBM's Australian research lab | ZDNet

The key to success in industry, government, and academia partnerships is longevity, IBM's Australian CTO has said.<p>IBM places a heavy emphasis on the …

Innovation

It's People Like Us | A Documentary About Us And Our Phones

Bjorn Nansen<p>Media and Communications,<br>The University of Melbourne<p>A senior lecturer in Media and Communications at the University of Melbourne, Bjorn …

Australian Universities

Trump and the Rocket Man’s ‘North Korea First’ policy

Share selection to:<p>In his first speech at the United Nations in New York, US President Donald Trump began with his now familiar ‘America First’ …

North Korea

Sea turtles to seaweed: the plight of Chinese students returning home with an Australian degree

<b>Beijing:</b> The plight of a Chinese student whose parents sold their home to pay for an Australian university education but only found a job handing out …

Australian News

Australia's Integrated Multimodal Ecosystem - a world first

It’s called the Australian Integrated Multimodal Ecosystem (AIMES), and it is being run by the University of Melbourne, in conjunction with Cubic …

Transit

Inactive kids at risk of falls and fractures in old age

Share selection to:<p>Brittle bones, fractures and loss of muscle mass and strength are part of getting older for many.<p>Musculoskeletal disorders like …

Longevity

We should end the suffering of patients who know they are dying and want to do so peacefully

We can draw on decades of experience with medical assistance in dying from other countries. They have been carefully studied and there has been no slippery slope to disaster<p>The Victorian and New South Wales governments are considering whether to introduce legislation to allow voluntary assistance …

Opinion

Capitalism and democracy — the odd couple

Democracy is in recession. After spreading across the globe between the 1970s and early 2000s, it is in retreat. Also in retreat is the belief in a …

Economics

'Faustian bargain': defence fears over Australian university's $100m China partnership

University of New South Wales says it has conducted due diligence and concerns about research being used for military purposes are drawing ‘a very long bow’<p>A world-first collaboration between the University of New South Wales and the Chinese government, celebrated as a $100m innovation partnership, …

China

Bike share schemes have arrived — but how do they make money?

Have you ever walked past (or tripped over) a shared bike and wondered how it's possible for the business to survive with a ride costing as little as …

Australian News

Why Airbnb poses a possible threat to rental affordability in Australia

Photo: James Horan<p>The Airbnb and empty house phenomena and their presumed links to housing and rental prices have attracted considerable media and …

Real Estate

A generation dislodged: Why things are tough for Gen Y

Share selection to:<p>A new report shows young Australians are dislodged from the traditional path to adulthood, and that establishing a career, buying …

Australian Universities

Why Shakespeare would approve of the Pop-Up Globe

Share selection to:<p>Would Shakespeare approve of the Pop-Up Globe in Melbourne?<p>Of course he would. The first ‘pop-up Globe’, after all, was <i>The Globe</i> …

Australian Universities

Why some Aussies sound 'bogan' Yahoo7 News

There's now an explanation why some Australians sound more “bogan” than others.<p>Just like there are different accents in the US and the UK, there are …

Australian News

This 25-Year-Old May Have Solved The Superbug Crisis

<b>News: The Curiosity Podcast is here! Subscribe on iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play Music, SoundCloud and RSS.</b><p>What would happen if you got an infection …

Medicine

Carbohydrates may be the key to a better malaria vaccine

Melbourne researchers have shown for the first time that carbohydrates on the surface of malaria parasites play a critical role in malaria’s ability …

Biology

'Horrifying this still occurs': Extreme tooth decay lands thousands in hospital

Extreme tooth decay and other serious dental problems are landing thousands of Victorians in hospital every year.<p>And dental conditions are the …

Australian News

This Study Is Trying To Ruin Your Precious Binge Watching

Binge watching is Australia's new favourite pastime. I mean, what could be better than plopping on the couch to watch a TV show from start to finish …

Netflix

Study suggests children born via caesarean have slower start in school

A university study completed in Australia has linked caesarean sections to developmental issues in children.<p>The study completed by researchers at the …

Australian News

Melbourne Is The Latest APAC Battleground For Co-Working Giants

Melbourne is the new, must-have, destination for global co-working giants, with both WeWork and RocketSpace opening their doors in the central business district over the coming months.<p>Add to this the recent, unexpected announcement of the Jiangsu-Victoria Innovation Centre: A $64m project – backed …

Entrepreneurship

The Cassini spacecraft's deadly dive into Saturn

After two decades in space, NASA's Cassini spacecraft will be ending its mission in just two days time.<p>In April earlier this year, Cassini was placed …

Cassini Spacecraft