Polar Bear Credit - Michael Durham Oregon Zoo

Marine animals explore the ocean in similar ways

Tuesday, 27 February 2018

A first-of-its-kind study has mapped the global movements of a range of marine animals around the world, including whales, sharks, sea birds and polar bears, to understand how they travel the ocean. 

Baby vaccination

Research finds midwives support childhood vaccination

Monday, 26 February 2018

New research led by a scholar from The University of Western Australia has found that the majority of midwives support vaccinations for babies and children.

Rover

Dust dilemma settles on upcoming moon missions

Friday, 23 February 2018

The world’s foremost authority on lunar dust is suggesting the powder like substance, which is finer than talcum powder and more abrasive than sandpaper, remains a major risk-management problem hampering upcoming space expeditions.

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WA's brightest awarded UWA Fogarty Scholarships

Thursday, 22 February 2018

Ten of the State’s highest-achieving students have accepted UWA Fogarty Scholarships to study at The University of Western Australia.

Fish head credit Jonathan Mitchell

Shark bite-off rates revealed at Ningaloo

Thursday, 22 February 2018

In a world first, researchers at The University of Western Australia have quantified the number of shark bite-offs of recreationally caught fish in the Ningaloo region.

 Professor Chari Pattiaratchi and Dr Scott Draper

Researchers engineer a winning strategy for the Rottnest Swim

Tuesday, 20 February 2018

Training regularly and vigorously in the lead up to the Rottnest Channel Swim (this Saturday 24 February) may sound like the main key to success, but a group of researchers from The University of Western Australia has a strategy it says will maximise performance on the day.

Sabrina Davies

UWA's future leaders awarded Westpac scholarships

Monday, 19 February 2018

Two West Australian researchers are among 17 young Australians to be awarded a Westpac Future Leaders Scholarship to undertake postgraduate study at one of Australia’s top universities.

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New centre to explore human values and their impact on society

Monday, 19 February 2018

A new centre to promote the understanding and appreciation of human and cultural values and their impact on important societal issues will be launched at The University of Western Australia next week.

Milky Way ties with neighbour in galactic arms race

Thursday, 15 February 2018

Astronomers have discovered that our nearest big neighbour, the Andromeda galaxy, is roughly the same size as the Milky Way.

Dr Benjamin Ashton

Magpies are no bird brains

Thursday, 8 February 2018

A study by The University of Western Australia and the University of Exeter in England have tested the cognitive abilities of magpies and found their learning ability and memory is significantly advanced.