Scientists thought that sawfish used their saw to probe the seabed for food. But a Cairns researcher has found that these large (5 metres or more) and endangered fish actually use the saw to locate and dismember free-swimming fish.
In a special ocean science series on the ABC Catalyst program Dr Graham Phillips features Professor Carlos Duarte, Director of The University of Western Australia's Oceans Institute, who is leading a modern day voyage to recreate the path sailed by Spanish navigator Alejandro Malaspina more then 200 years ago.
The $24.25 million Centre of Excellence in the History of the Emotions, a major collaboration of Australian and international researchers - hosted by The University of Western Australia - has been officially opened.
On the eve of truffle season in Australia food scientists at The University of Western Australia are calling for volunteers, who think they have a nose for truffles, to help identify what makes one gourmet fungi more desirable than another.