Eric Knight, Scott Draper, Michael Molinari, Travers McLeod and Laith Tapper

A huge challenge to help the smallest babies.

Monday, 14 June 2010

After winning a Rhodes Scholarship and enduring the successful struggle for life by his premature baby daughter, Scott Draper is about to take another huge challenge.

Itsara in the kitchen

“Want a job in my lab? Can you cook?”

Monday, 14 June 2010

How many chefs can tell you that sticky rice is deficient in the gene for granule bound starch synthase? Or that germinating bean sprouts are busy converting fat to sugar through the glyoxylate cycle?

Itsara Pracharoenwattana can.

Pinjarra science teacher Heath Dullard with year 8 students

Thinking hard makes learning easier

Monday, 31 May 2010

A partnership with UWA’s Graduate School of Education has turned a modest rural high school into a high achieving institution.

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.