Today the world awoke to the news that NASA has found a whole new solar system which could support alien life.

But how hard is it to find a planet that can sustain life?

Is there anybody out there?
Keep an eye out for MUPH - Melbourne University Potter Heads at UMSU SummerFest Clubs Days tomorrow, as well as our very own quidditch team, Melbourne Unicorns Quidditch Team ???? ⚑

Thanks Faiq for this 100% authentic photo (haters will say it's Photoshop).

Instagram post by Faiq Safwan Mohd Fazli β€’ Feb 21, 2017 at 11:36am UTC
Today was Day 1 of UMSU SummerFest Clubs Days! Missed out? Don't worry, Clubs Day 2 is tomorrow and there are so many (soooo many!) clubs for you to meet and join #umsusummerfest
Cordelia Fine's new book, Testosterone Rex, disproves the myth that testosterone, or the lack of it, shapes men and women into virtually separate species.

Hear her discuss her research at the book launch: [ Link ]

Unpicking the myth of Testosterone Rex
When the world has never had it so good, why do we feel so divided?

This week on The Policy Shop podcast, philosopher, author and activist Professor Peter Singer joins Vice-Chancellor Professor Glyn Davis to discuss why we feel increasingly divided.

Why are we so angry?
Happy Carnival Day! We hope you enjoyed day one of orientation and UMSU SummerFest 2017. There is sooooo much planned for the next two weeks, including clubs day tomorrow, so you better get some sleep tonight See you in the morning!
Would you access online physiotherapy support if it was affordable and effective?

Can we treat knee osteoarthritis online?
Happy Monday!!! We hope you all had a wonderful weekend - thanks Daniel for sharing this gorgeous sunset shot with us via Instagram

We're looking forward to welcoming so many of you to campus this week for the first time - don't forget you can find your orientation guide here: [ Link ]

Instagram post by Daniel β€’ Feb 19, 2017 at 9:26am UTC
Could it be the key to feeding the world's growing population?

Quinoa: From superfood to super crop
It's a win-win for customers, but how will local retailers compete?

Amazon is coming to Australia
Congratulations to Dr Nicholas Opie and Dr Jessica Heerde who have won Westpac Bicentennial Foundation Fellowships to further their work in enabling positive social impact.

In addition to this, we'd also like to congratulate Ms Michelle Todorov, Dr Naveen Tennetti and Robert Snelling who have been awarded Westpac Future Leaders Scholarships!

Westpac awards encourage next generation of excellence
The final week of Shimmerlands is imminent! If you haven't had a chance to check it out yet - why not catch a movie or some great music this weekend and tie it into your White Night Melbourne itinerary? Thanks Anastasia for sharing this great pic of City Calm Down β˜”

You can find the Shimmerlands calendar here: [ Link ]

Instagram post by Anastasia Puczkowski β€’ Feb 5, 2017 at 12:17pm UTC
When Germaine Greer appeared on Big Brother UK in 2005 it wasn't the first time she had appeared on reality TV.

The first time was in 1969 - in a bath of milk.

Germaine Greer: Pioneering feminist... and reality TV star?
Can Big Data predict the success or failure of White Night Melbourne 2017?

Big Data projects big things for White Night
The guest list may have been strictly invite-only, but our cameras were there to capture the magic at MYER's #autumnwinter17 launch in our iconic South Lawn Car Park!
Tonight the University of Melbourne’s iconic Underground Car Park, under the South Lawn on the Parkville campus, played a starring role as the venue for the launch of Myer’s Autumn 17 fashion collection #myerautumn17
Photography by Paul Burston.
It's almost time for the big reveal!

Tonight MYER will launch their 2017 Autumn Winter collection, and the iconic Underground Car Park will play a starring role. Tune into unimelb on Snapchat, Instagram or Twitter from 7pm for live coverage of the proceedings.

Myer launches new collection at the University of Melbourne
An Australian-led international research effort has found genetic changes normally linked to breast, colon and ovarian cancers can also drive a rare form of pancreatic cancer.

Genetic link found for rare pancreatic cancer
Is a supermassive black hole acting as star birth control?

Welcome to the galactic nursery