Googling the past: how I uncovered prehistoric remains from my office

Wednesday, 11 January 2012

Archaeology is the study of the remains of the past but has long been predatory on the sciences and their ever-growing technologies. I was brought up as a student in 1970s Britain, when we learned of the wonderful revelations to be made through aerial viewing of almost any human landscape.

Killing the Kodak moment … is the iPhone really to blame?

Monday, 9 January 2012

According to the Wall Street Journal, camera manufacturer Kodak is preparing to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, following a long struggle to maintain any sort of viable business.

David Glance

Top ten tech predictions for 2012 … and how to interpret them

Wednesday, 4 January 2012

Around this time of year you see plenty of articles (such as this one) reflecting on notable technologies and events of the year now gone. Such pieces will also attempt to predict the events of the year just started.

Christine Bryant First Year Adviser, Diversity and Transition Student Services

Finding the ideal job

Thursday, 1 December 2011

A Love Affair

Confucius philosophised that if you find the job you love you'll never work a day in your life. Although inspirational and, on first glance, straightforward, the sad truth is that doing what you love is the dream of many, but the reality of few. Approximately one year ago I went from being one of many to one of the select few.

Emma Greeney, Academic Policy Services

Think global, study local

Wednesday, 2 November 2011

Early in 2010, during my time as Guild President, I was lucky enough to travel to India with nine other Australians as part of a Government/Australia India Business Council sponsored Youth Delegation.

Dr Pauline Grierson, School of Plant Biology and Ecosystems Research Group

Real science among the red dirt

Monday, 22 August 2011

Recently I went to see the movie Red Dog, which is set in the Pilbara, a place very close to my heart.

This gentle film captured not just the joys of living with a cheeky kelpie who does exactly as it pleases (also close to my heart) but how the shimmering horizon beckons, where blue sky sweeps across a red and yellow landscape and where the red dust gets under your skin - and just about everywhere else.

Professor Simone Pettigrew

Traffic stoppers in the supermarket aisle

Thursday, 4 August 2011

Alarming increases in obesity and the accompanying concerns of heart disease, diabetes, and cancer have triggered warning bells among the nation's policy makers. The need to do something is obvious - exactly how to approach this complex and contentious issue is less clear.

Winthrop Professor Peter Eastwood

Centre for Sleep Science official opening speech by Winthrop Professor Peter Eastwood

Wednesday, 8 June 2011

For many years Western Australia has been a leader in Australia in sleep medicine - this new facility provides a unique opportunity for Western Australia to now be at the forefront of sleep research and sleep education.

Professorial Fellow Stephan Lewandowsky

Climate change logic lost in translation

Thursday, 19 May 2011

Quick, consider the following: all polar bears are animals. Some animals are white.

Therefore, some polar bears are white. Is this conclusion logically implied or not?

Tim Shanahan - Director, Energy and Minerals Institute

Let’s break the cycle of benign neglect

Wednesday, 18 May 2011

The American poet Robert Frost famously wrote about finding and taking the road less travelled. Increasingly the literal interpretation of these lines is becoming more challenging to find in our city.