Picture courtesy of Dianne Krikke, UWA

Researchers identify key prey of rock lobster larvae

Thursday, 7 July 2011

A team of national and international marine researchers has identified the key prey of western rock lobster larvae, a finding that has important implications for the future of the country's most valuable fishery.

Assistant Professor Ullrich Ecker

Why we believe lies even after they are proved wrong

Wednesday, 6 July 2011

Humans are taught from an early age to tell the truth so if we realise the facts have been misrepresented, we do our best to set the record straight.  But a study from The University of Western Australia found even clear warnings to ignore misinformation can't erase the damage done.

Study finds sexual selection drives genital evolution

Wednesday, 6 July 2011

Researchers at The University of Western Australia have discovered that male genitalia evolve in the same way that birds use brightly coloured feathers and insects use song - to promote male reproductive success.

Presenters at The UWA Institute of Agriculture's Postgraduate Showcase 2011

Agriculture's future as bright as its bright graduates

Friday, 1 July 2011

Nine University of Western Australia (UWA) postgraduate students recently presented diverse PhD research projects at The UWA Institute of Agriculture (IOA) ‘Frontiers in Agriculture Postgraduate Showcase 2011’, proving to an audience of farmers, academics, scientists, industry and government representatives that agriculture’s future is as bright as its young graduates.

Orion Nebula

Spirited stargazing unlimited

Friday, 1 July 2011

More Western Australian school students will be able to take part in an innovative astronomy program through The University of Western Australia, thanks to an agreement signed yesterday between Hawaiian Pty Ltd and UWA.

UWA's Zadko telescope tracks rare near-earth space rock

Wednesday, 29 June 2011

Astronomers breathed a sigh of relief when an asteroid passed within 12,000km of Australia, closer than communication satellites.

UWA hosts biggest anthropology conference in southern hemisphere

Wednesday, 29 June 2011

The biggest anthropology conference to be held in the southern hemisphere has attracted more than 500 delegates from 30 countries.

'Slum shack' to highlight poverty at international conference

Tuesday, 28 June 2011

A ‘slum shack' will be built by urban planning students from The University of Western Australia to highlight the plight of millions of people living in informal settlements in rapidly urbanising areas of the developing world.

The ‘shack' will be constructed during a major UWA-hosted international conference from 4 to 7 July

Six of the best delve into Europe's dark past

Monday, 27 June 2011

Detention of asylum-seekers, the Holocaust, German Army war crimes, Nazism and Stalinist genocide are some of the topics to be presented by six top historians and social scientists at a major international conference at The University of Western Australia from 11 - 14 July.

Night owls' habits linked to depression in older men

Monday, 27 June 2011

Men who have difficulty falling asleep are at greater risk of depression than those who nod off easily, researchers have found.