A chance encounter between a Nobel Laureate and a precocious nine-year-old girl has led to a new work of creative nonfiction designed to inspire young scientists to win their own Nobel Prize....[Read more]
A new study by an international team of researchers including researchers from The University of Western Australia highlights the devastating effects of a marine heatwave on seagrass meadows at Shark Bay – one of the world’s largest remaining seagrass ecosystems....[Read more]
An ancient mustard plant that stars in modern Indian and Chinese cuisine - particularly in pickles and mustard greens - and is an economically important oilseed crop has been studied internationally to improve commercial productivity.
Like the rings of a tree trunk, Strontium-to-calcium ratios (Sr/Ca) in coral skeletons have been widely used to determine past ocean temperatures from yearly banded corals. However, scientists have now found that biological (growth) effects can overpower the climate information locked in the coral skeletons.
Many plant breeding projects - such as those aiming to increase food production - depend on getting ‘pure lines' of plants but this can take a lot of time as, up until now, it depended on self-pollination for several generations.
A former Principal Associate to WA Chief Justice Wayne Martin AC who aims to pursue a career in human rights has been awarded a 2013 Fulbright Western Australia Scholarship to undertake research in the United States.
A passion for community pharmacy and helping young pharmacists realise their potential as health professionals has seen a PhD student and tutor from The University of Western Australia honoured for being a role model to others in her profession.