Swan Valley honey fest is bees knees

Wednesday, 22 April 2015

They do not eat their fruit and veg, but without them you wouldn't either.  And even though they are vegetarians, they help produce the meat you eat.  Their labour is valued at up to $6 billion here in Australia alone, but their workforce lives in dark wooden sheds.

Australia-China wheat workshop

A century of spectacular wheat yield improvements in China

Tuesday, 21 April 2015

Almost 100 years of data on China's wheat yield improvements have been unearthed for the first time by researchers from Northwest Agricultural and Forestry University in China and The University of Western Australia.

Media invited to register for In The Zone '15

Tuesday, 21 April 2015

What?  Media representatives are invited to register to attend the In the Zone Perth Leadership Forum.  In the Zone is The University of Western Australia's premier forum on regional affairs.

Map of a cross section through a pseudofossil

Oldest fossils controversy resolved

Monday, 20 April 2015

New analysis of world-famous 3.46 billion-year-old rocks by researchers from The University of Western Australia is set to finally resolve a long-running evolutionary controversy.

Orangeite

Scientific study shines new light on the source of diamonds

Monday, 20 April 2015

A team of specialists from four Australian universities, including The University of Western Australia, has established the exact source of a diamond-bearing rock for the first time.

Kwongan bushland

Big surprises underground for plant scientists

Monday, 20 April 2015

The kwongan eco-region in WA's south-west has revealed some amazing plant kingdom secrets to University of Montreal and University of Western Australia scientists.

Courtesy of the Folger Shakespeare Library

UWA brings Shakespeare's contemporaries to a global audience

Thursday, 16 April 2015

Shakespeare lovers around the world will now be able to freely enjoy the works of his contemporaries, thanks to a project inaugurated by Dr Brett D. Hirsch, an ARC DECRA Fellow and Assistant Professor of English at The University of Western Australia.

Adeline Klotz

UWA students awarded prestigious scholarships to Cambridge

Wednesday, 15 April 2015

A current student at The University of Western Australia as well as two others who previously studied at UWA have been awarded prestigious ‘Gates' scholarships to attend the University of Cambridge in October.

UWA student Matthew Rowbottom

The farmer takes a drone

Tuesday, 14 April 2015

Drones on dairy farms? It may sound like fun, but for UWA student Matthew Rowbottom, the high-tech machines could be useful to time-poor dairy farmers. He is researching the effectiveness of drones, or unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), in monitoring the growth of pasture biomass on dairy farms.