Professor Daniel Murphy on field-work in the Arctic

New polymer research aims to boost dryland crop productivity

Monday, 27 August 2012

The fact that 30 per cent of Australia's cropping land does not retain water and produces only 10 per cent of the nation's broad-acre crops could be about to change.

Wild radish

Resistance evolution in weeds puts 2,4-D under the microscope

Friday, 24 August 2012

Researchers are investigating why a broadleaf herbicide used successfully to control weeds in agriculture for the past 60 years is now no longer effective against the crop weed, wild radish, in the Western Australian Wheatbelt.

Professor Stephan Lewandowsky

What motivates rejection of (climate) science?

Thursday, 23 August 2012

Researchers from The University of Western Australia have examined what motivates people who are greatly involved in the climate debate to reject scientific evidence.

The two 'exact matches' to the Milky Way system found in the survey

The Milky Way now has a twin (or two)

Thursday, 23 August 2012

Research presented today at the International Astronomical Union General Assembly in Beijing has found the first group of galaxies that is just like ours, a rare sight in the local Universe.

Geraldine Shadforth, Dr Kate Smith and Winthrop Professor Leon Flicker

Improving dementia care for Indigenous Australians wins acclaim

Wednesday, 22 August 2012

Pioneering research into improving dementia care for Aboriginal Australians has been featured in Ten of the Best Research Projects 2012 - a publication that showcases the work of some of the nation's top medical researchers.

When is a native not a native and what should we do about it?

Tuesday, 21 August 2012

New molecular techniques showing that an iconic palm only grows in central Australia because humans moved it there thousands of years ago pose the question: should we still regard this as a native species? And if it's not native, what implications does this have for species conservation and management?

Professor Ian Small

Molecular code cracked

Friday, 17 August 2012

Scientists have cracked a molecular code that may open the way to destroying or correcting defective gene products, such as those that cause genetic disorders in humans.

Dr Dimitar Azmanov

Gypsy study unravels a novel ataxia gene

Friday, 17 August 2012

A WA study of an isolated population of Eastern European Gypsies known as "Bowlmakers" has unlocked clues about a serious developmental disease - congenital cerebellar ataxia.

Patrick White and Sydney Nolan

National Library of Australia Summer Scholarships

Thursday, 16 August 2012

The National Library of Australia is offering Summer Scholarships to research students in the disciplines of Australian literature, Australian history and cultural studies, librarianship, archives administration or museum studies, and biographical research.

Professor Cate Taylor with twins Chloe and Erika

WA to lead world's biggest study of child language development

Thursday, 16 August 2012

Western Australia will lead the world's biggest, longest and most comprehensive study of language and literacy development after being awarded a prestigious international grant involving The University of Western Australia and two US universities.