Dr Holden and her collaborators, Winthrop Prof Mike Dentith and Dr Peter Kovesi

Software makes searching simpler

Monday, 31 May 2010

Mineral exploration companies around the world are trying out new software developed at UWA which makes exploration over large areas more effective and more efficient.

Dr Andrew Whitehouse

Autism: is the problem too much maleness?

Monday, 31 May 2010

People make jokes about ‘too much testosterone’ in boys’ schools or football clubs.

But an excess of male hormones is not really a lot of fun. It has been found to be a potential risk factor for autism, a developmental problem in humans that results in them having difficulties in relating to and communicating with other people.

Professor Colin MacLeod with Phd students

How we feel can change our lives

Monday, 31 May 2010

“Our emotions shape nearly everything we do …”

“They are the key to everything from the smallest daily decision about what to wear to the biggest life-altering decisions such as the choice of a life partner and whether or how we pursue a career.

Gilsel and Professor Keep discuss his graduate diploma work

A long journey continues through a small land

Monday, 17 May 2010

Academics and students from UWA, mainly from the School of Earth and Environment, have been working in East Timor for eight years, to understand the geology, with the aim of helping locals to take advantage of their natural resources.

Brenda Walker

Brenda Walker: reading well

Monday, 17 May 2010

Brenda Walker has always loved books. But she never expected that one day they would help her to be well again, or that her account of her rescue would win even more praise for her honest, haunting prose.

Dr Jacqueline Van Gent (left) and Professor Susan Broomhall

Gossip girls set to upend views of influential dynasty

Monday, 17 May 2010

By Sally-Ann Jones

Brangelina? Nicole’s weight? Posh pregnant again? This is the kind of gossip that absorbs many in the community. Gossip equally juicy enlivens the conversation of Winthrop Professor Susan Broomhall and Dr Jacqueline Van Gent – but it doesn’t concern today’s celebrities.

Archer fish

Sensor technology targets straight-shooting fish

Monday, 17 May 2010

A simple animal with extraordinarily complex visual abilities could be the key to developing remote underwater cameras and robotic machines. The archerfish, found across the north of australia, can see so well both below and above the surface of the water that it can catch insects by spitting at them.

Pompeii street

Graffiti among the gold

Monday, 17 May 2010

The stunning art and magnificent artefacts found preserved in ash at Pompeii in the first century AD give the impression of a sophisticated and cultured society. But archaeologists who have worked at one of the most popular ancient sites in the world have also found evidence of a life that would make many of us squirm.

Bluestonehenge excavation site

Out of the blue - another Stonehenge

Monday, 3 May 2010

The discovery of another ancient stone circle near Stonehenge may help archaeologists to understand the mystery of this prehistoric site. UWA archaeologist Associate Professor Alistair Paterson was on site with the Stonehenge Riverside Project for two weeks when Bluestonehenge was excavated a few months ago.

Tony Phan

Terminal disease does not stop research

Monday, 3 May 2010

One morning last winter, a young man lay sprawled on the pavement near the Oral Health Centre at QEII.  He heard footsteps approach him, stop, then hurry on. Then he heard a truck slow down, then drive off. Neither the pedestrian nor the driver offered him any help and Tony Phan was in too much pain to ask for it.