An international team of researchers, including scientists at The University of Western Australia, have discovered how parasitic plants, which steal their nutrients from other living plants, have evolved with the ability to detect and attack their hosts.
A new project being carried out by The University of Western Australia will look at ‘plant communities’ that took millions of years to assemble, to try to understand the mechanisms allowing them to persist for such a long time.
Up to 150 delegates from around the world gathered in Perth to attend the 46th Annual Australasian Science Education Research Association (ASERA) Conference held earlier this month at The University of Western Australia.
The conference offers a platform for science educators and researchers to share their work and ideas in all aspects of teaching and learning of science at primary, secondary and tertiary levels.
Year 10 student Zhong Xien Yeoh from Shenton College who lives in West Perth has won the State championships at the Australian Brain Bee Challenge and will go on to represent WA at the National Championships in December.
An international collaboration of scientists, including a team from The University of Western Australia, has upgraded United States gravitational wave detectors to bring the instruments to sensitivities that are expected to directly detect and measure gravitational waves for the first time.