Brain drain reversed

Friday, 13 February 2015

An internationally renowned genomic researcher who published breakthrough discoveries about cell development in top international journal Science today, has returned to his home town of Perth after 20 years.

Final days of expedition reveal new Batavia burials

Tuesday, 10 February 2015

A team of WA archaeologists and scientists has found the remains of four people in a sequence of remarkable discoveries at Beacon Island, part of the Houtman Abrolhos off the coast of Geraldton.

Photo by Gary A. Kendrick

Seagrass loss linked to greenhouse gas emissions

Tuesday, 10 February 2015

An international team of researchers has found that the disappearance of seagrass meadows could be contributing to the release of carbon dioxide which has been stored for centuries.

New website to showcase world class science research

Tuesday, 3 February 2015

UWA Science Global is a new website designed to help prospective students and researchers explore the high quality research carried out by the Faculty of Science at The University of Western Australia.

Conference to focus on rammed earth structures

Tuesday, 3 February 2015

The University of Western Australia will next week host an international workshop and conference aimed at encouraging the use of rammed earth as a sustainable alternative building material in Australia.

Professor Jim Barrow  - 1982

UWA soil scientists honoured for challenging ideas

Monday, 2 February 2015

A soil scientist from The University of Western Australia has been honoured in the latest issue of a leading international publication, the European Journal of Soil Science, for explaining the way nutrients especially phosphate react with soil and contributing to our understanding of plant nutrition.

Two hour screen limit for kids 'virtually impossible' to enforce

Thursday, 22 January 2015

A world-first longitudinal study by The University of Western Australia researchers examining the links between mental health and screen use by children and teenagers has found that guidelines to limit screen-based media-use to less than two hours a day are out of date and ‘virtually impossible' to enforce.

Predicting coral reef futures under climate change

Thursday, 15 January 2015

Researchers examining the impact of climate change on coral reefs have found a way to predict which reefs are likely to survive bleaching episodes and which won't. 

US research vessel, the Roger Revelle

Skyscraper-high undersea waves under the microscope

Wednesday, 14 January 2015

Everyone has seen TV footage of surfers taking their lives into their hands in massive surf at Margaret River or Oahu in Hawaii, where waves can tower to six metres and produce solid walls of water and long pipelines.

Dr Moses Laman

PNG malaria research breakthrough

Thursday, 8 January 2015

Every minute, a child dies from malaria in Africa and with malaria parasites resistant to traditional treatments, a new finding by a researcher from Papua New Guinea - where malaria is also a serious concern - is good news.