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Associate Professor Louise Barton

Strategies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions must be financially attractive

Thursday, 13 November 2014

Incorporating a grain legume in a two-year cropping rotation decreased greenhouse gas emissions from wheat production, according to a study by researchers from The University of Western Australia.

Michael McLure

The Case for a ‘Fiscal Equalisation Fund’

Thursday, 13 November 2014

The UWA Business School's Professor Michael McLure has cautioned against imposing a floor on the redistribution of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) alone, as suggested by various Western Australian politicians.

Techniques for analysing smart phone data may help understand marine species

Thursday, 13 November 2014

Over the past 30 years, satellite tracking has revealed the otherwise invisible lives of the animals that occupy the skies, forests and oceans - and now scientists hope to apply the latest techniques used to understand how humans move, to learn even more about the migrations of the biggest marine animals.

The new Combo-Charger

New fast-charging station for electric vehicles at UWA

Wednesday, 12 November 2014

Australia's first commercial, combined charging standard, fast-charging station has been installed by the Renewable Energy Vehicle Project (REV) at The University of Western Australia's campus, near the University Club.

Professor Ryan Lister

Historic first for medical research fellowships

Tuesday, 11 November 2014

Australia's most prestigious mid-career medical research fellowships have been awarded to three talented young scientists who are likely to have an enormous impact on future medical research.

The supernova

Astronomers dissect the aftermath of a supernova

Tuesday, 11 November 2014

In research published today in the Astrophysical Journal, an Australian-led team of astronomers has used radio telescopes in Australia and Chile to see inside the remains of a supernova.

Dr Amy Tian

Personality tests, sick co-workers and shared knowledge: What makes a good workplace?

Monday, 10 November 2014

Can a personality test accurately predict your on-the-job behaviour? What happens to your co-workers when you come in to the office sick? And how can we encourage employees to share their knowledge?

Report reveals extent of housing issues facing older people

Friday, 7 November 2014

The State's laws governing family accommodation agreements and enduring powers of attorney urgently need to be changed, according to a new report to be launched on Monday.

Frontiers in mineral exploration

Friday, 7 November 2014

An international group of specialists in the field of planetary sciences has found strong evidence that lava flows on Mars may also host base and precious metals.

Professor Pat Dudgeon

Program review highlights strategies for improving Aboriginal mental health

Thursday, 6 November 2014

A nationwide review looking at effective mental health strategies for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people has highlighted the ongoing need for culturally-appropriate and holistic programs and services.