Dave Kendal under a Morton Bay Fig tree, a species which could become more abundant in a warmer Melbourne.

Tree change for Melbourne, as the city plans for a warmer world

A warming climate means the days of Melbourne's boulevards being lined with exotic elm trees are numbered. Instead, the city's landmark boulevards will be lined with trees that can tolerate the higher temperatures forecast in the future. But don't think that automatically means gum trees.

A mouse with a taste for salt.

Scientists reveal why salt is so addictive

Wondering why it's so hard to resist when asked if you "want fries with that"? Or why the smell of sizzling bacon makes your mouth water and stomach rumble? Turns out there is a scientific explanation for salt cravings.