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]
The University of Western Australia will have one student and three graduates representing Australia when the 2014 Commonwealth Games starts in the Scottish city of Glasgow this Wednesday....[Read more]
Comparing climate model projections directly with observed global warming trends is comparing 'apples with oranges', according to scientists including The University of Western Australia's Stephan Lewandowsky....[Read more]
West Australian industry and the State Government have contributed more than $22 million to a series of research projects that won Federal Government funding in the latest round of linkage grants for The University of Western Australia.
Law students at The University of Western Australia have taken the honours in the nation's most prestigious essay contest for tertiary students - the Governor-General's Undergraduate Essay Competition.
Six years after a ground-breaking project to study the health and wellbeing of 1,800 people moving into new housing estates in the Perth metropolitan area, researchers from The University of Western Australia will be back out in the field again early next year to re-interview residents on how they feel about their neighbourhoods in 2011.