The Lord of climate change

Monday, 30 November 2009

Lord Ron Oxburgh’s peers would probably describe him as having an interesting pedigree.

Baron Oxburgh is a geologist who became a boss of the Shell oil company.

He is also an independent crossbench peer who sits on the UK Parliament’s select committee on science and technology and is a world-renowned climate change authority.

Stronger ties with India

Monday, 30 November 2009

A recent visit to India by a senior UWA delegation will hopefully counter fears about Indian students’ safety in Australia.

Recent attacks on Indian students in Melbourne and Sydney significantly tarnished Australia’s education image in India.

Several of the orchids, which are unique to a corner of the south-west of WA, ar

Pretty cheats and liars lure researchers

Monday, 16 November 2009

Poets have written about unrequited love for centuries – and now chemists and biologists are getting in on the act.

An ARC Linkage Project between UWA, Kings Park and Botanic Garden, and the Australian National University is studying the disappointed love affairs of the male Zaspilothynnus wasp.

Dr Kate Hammer

Better than a Bex and a good lie down?

Monday, 16 November 2009

A good old Aussie oil will help soothe a worsening modern headache if Dr Kate Hammer has her way.

The SERPENT project is a world-wide collaborative program between scientific par

SERPENT project: Drilling down into deep sea exploration

Monday, 16 November 2009

As the price of oil goes up, it becomes worth the cost for resource companies to spend billions of dollars exploring and drilling in deeper and deeper water.

Carol Kaplanian

No honour in this crime

Monday, 2 November 2009

Jordanian Carol Kaplanian moves between two very different worlds: Western Australia and the UWA campus - where she is in her second year of PhD studies - and Jordan where members of her immediate and extended family live.

A noble series of lectures

Monday, 2 November 2009

A public lecture series to allow the community to engage with Nobel Laureates from around the world has been named in honour of our Nobel Prize winners.

Joanna Wakefield

Next stop … the art gallery

Monday, 2 November 2009

It must be the only art gallery in the world which has a bus regularly drive through it.

Allergy research could lead to lunchbox freedom

Monday, 2 November 2009

Children’s allergies to peanuts have become so common that many primary schools ban peanut butter sandwiches from their students’ lunchboxes.

Google Settlement: Information for Authors

Thursday, 22 October 2009

You may have heard about the Google settlement in the news or from publishing organisations. Google had scanned a large number of books and made sections of them available on the internet without permission from authors or publishers - they argued that this was acceptable under the ‘fair use' provisions in the US, but authors and publishers collectively sued Google for breach of copyright laws. The settlement reached means that at least US$60 will be paid out for each book as compensation. This only relates to books scanned prior to 5th January 2009.