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Seed Bank think tank tackles global conservation

Friday, 23 January 2015

New approaches to rehabilitating mined areas may have germinated during a five-day international think-tank to advance seed technology research.

Perth Festival Artistic Director heads east

Thursday, 22 January 2015

The University of Western Australia congratulates Perth International Arts Festival Artistic Director Jonathan Holloway on his appointment to the Melbourne Festival.

Two hour screen limit for kids 'virtually impossible' to enforce

Thursday, 22 January 2015

A world-first longitudinal study by The University of Western Australia researchers examining the links between mental health and screen use by children and teenagers has found that guidelines to limit screen-based media-use to less than two hours a day are out of date and ‘virtually impossible' to enforce.

Centrifuge development has geotechs in a spin

Wednesday, 21 January 2015

The University of Western Australia is one step closer to establishing the National Geotechnical Centrifuge Facility, the only facility in the world operating three centrifuges on a daily basis.

A helping hand for Pygmy Hippos

Wednesday, 21 January 2015

Nobody knows how many pygmy hippos remain in wild habitats in West Africa, but there are only about 350 in captivity world-wide and a researcher at The University of Western Australia is in a race against time to ensure the species' survival.

Short-term debt enhances WA farm productivity

Thursday, 15 January 2015

Policy interventions that enable farmers to have access to short-term debt would improve technical efficiency of Western Australian broad acre farms, according to a study from The University of Western Australia. 

UWA signs up with North Metro Health Service

Thursday, 15 January 2015

More than 900,000 people in Perth's northern suburbs will potentially benefit from a new partnership between The University of Western Australia and North Metropolitan Health Service (NMHS) Mental Health. 

Predicting coral reef futures under climate change

Thursday, 15 January 2015

Researchers examining the impact of climate change on coral reefs have found a way to predict which reefs are likely to survive bleaching episodes and which won't. 

Perth International Arts Festival 2015 Writers Festival signage

Write, read, love

Thursday, 15 January 2015

Hilary Mantel - the only woman to win the Man Booker Prize twice - is one of the star attractions at this year's Perth Writers Festival. 

US research vessel, the Roger Revelle

Skyscraper-high undersea waves under the microscope

Wednesday, 14 January 2015

Everyone has seen TV footage of surfers taking their lives into their hands in massive surf at Margaret River or Oahu in Hawaii, where waves can tower to six metres and produce solid walls of water and long pipelines.