• Maeve Dowty

    Maeve is studying her Master of Environmental Science at the University of Melbourne. She studied undergraduate physiology and anatomy, but became passionate about environmental science following a fateful marine biology subject in Costa Rica in her final year. Her particular interests are urban ecology and marine conservation.

  1. What your local magpie can teach you about communicating

      Photo by Sanderson on https://www.flickr.com What’s in a tune? For magpies, there is a lot to sing about! These Australian icons are highly social and …


  2. Less Breast More Milk: the science of making human milk in the lab

    The first superfood? Long before acai bowls and kale started trending, one superfood preceded them all. It’s one we’ve been dependent on since we first evolved …


  3. Cooking Under Pressure, and I’m not talking about stress!

    You don’t need to wear a lab coat or use test tubes to do an experiment, because you do chemistry every time you cook! Did you …


  4. Why your water tank should leak

    Suburban rainwater tank. Photo by Coghlan on Flickr We know that catching rainwater in tanks is good for the environment, but would it be better if …