Four researchers from The University of Western Australia will receive more than $3 million from the Australian Research Council Future Fellowship scheme to fund a diverse range of projects - from the origin of life on Earth and a history of Soviet war experiences to the future of crops in a phosphorus-scarce world, and 3D optical microscopy expected to facilitate unprecedented insights into the structure of tissue....[Read more]
The streets of Perth will host one of the biggest live arts events ever seen in Australia this summer when two giant marionettes roam the city in a moving and emotional commemoration of World War One....[Read more]
Sunlight can make people sneeze. Sounds ludicrous? But it's true - it's called a photic sneeze reflex, and can occur in about one out of four people. Did you believe that fingerprints are unique to each individual? That, by contrast, is a myth - some fingerprints can be so similar that forensic experts assume they are a ‘match' when they actually belong to different individuals....[Read more]
We all know that Australians speak English differently from the way it's spoken in the UK or the US, and many of us are aware that Perth people have a slightly different version of the language from, say, Melbournians - but a young French linguist is hoping to recruit 120 Perthites to discover exactly how people in WA's capital use the Queen's English....[Read more]
A pioneering primary industry researcher and an internationally renowned chemist who made enormous contributions to the State are to be honoured with the naming of significant facilities at The University of Western Australia.
Knowing how an ostrich can run without wasting too much energy could help engineers build better prosthetic limbs and more efficient robots, according to a researcher at The University of Western Australia.
Two Professors from The University of Western Australia are among the world's most cited plant scientists, according to the publisher of the two leading international journals for the advancement of plant science.