Photo:  Ben Miller, Kings Park and Botanic Garden

Plant scientists unlock fire and witchcraft secrets

Friday, 9 March 2012

Witchweeds suck the juices from their host plant while other plants sprout after bushfires and reproduce.  Now a coven of researchers at The University of Western Australia has unlocked the secret of the dark arts that could help to bring the dormant back to life.

Credit:  David Wachenfeld (Triggerfish Images)

Sawfish: there's biological wi-fi in their weapon

Tuesday, 6 March 2012

Research carried out by The University of Western Australia in an international collaboration for an aquarium fish collector based in Cairns has uncovered that, contrary to previous assumptions, a sawfish's saw can actually sense electric fields to locate and attack prey.

Architectural dreams in augmented reality

Monday, 5 March 2012

Imagine walking inside a beautiful cathedral that exists only in virtual space or inspecting a 3D display home from every angle on a smart phone or digital tablet in the comfort of your home or office.

Bhutan doctors boost cancer knowledge

Thursday, 1 March 2012

Two doctors from the tiny Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan are visiting Perth to further their knowledge of cancer diagnosis and treatment.

Winthrop Professor Stephen Powles

Leading crop scientist warns against herbicide overuse

Thursday, 1 March 2012

Overuse of the herbicide glyphosate (Roundup) has caused US crops to become infested with glyphosate-resistant weeds - and a world-leading researcher at The University of Western Australia is fighting to prevent similar outcomes here.

Kimberley reefs

Kimberley study to research life at the extreme

Tuesday, 28 February 2012

A region with some of the world's highest tides and extreme ocean conditions will help researchers at The University of Western Australia better understand the impacts of large physical disturbances and climate change on coastal ecosystems.

Sexualisation of girls and the digital age

Tuesday, 28 February 2012

Spray tans, make-up and padded bras for pre-adolescent girls are some of the heavily marketed products that promote a sexualised appearance for girls in modern society.

Bob Naiman shares his thoughts on rainforests and savannas

International ecologist visits Albany

Monday, 27 February 2012

Internationally distinguished ecologist, author and academic Robert Naiman visited UWA Albany's Centre of Excellence in Natural Resource Management (CENRM) throughout February and March.


Visiting academic Professor Robert Naiman

International ecologist is visiting CENRM UWA in Albany

Monday, 27 February 2012

An international ecologist, author and academic is visiting UWA Centre of Excellence in Natural Resource Management in Albany throughout February and March

UWA Vice-Chancellor Professor Paul Johnson

Major philanthropic gift for Indigenous Rock Art research

Monday, 27 February 2012

A gift of $1.5 million to support significant research into Kimberley Rock Art at The University of Western Australia will advance the understanding of the Indigenous cultural heritage of Western Australia's far north.