Gordon Flake and Dr Yudhoyono

Australia can move from 'mining boom' to 'dining boom'

Tuesday, 22 September 2015

Australia can move from a ‘mining boom’ to a ‘dining boom’ according to talks yesterday between The University of Western Australia’s Perth USAsia Centre and former Indonesian President His Excellency Professor Doctor Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono.

Artist impression of Forrest Hall

New scholar accommodation aims to attract brightest minds

Monday, 21 September 2015

An exciting new addition to the city’s landscape will help attract the world’s brightest minds to Western Australia.

Osteoporotic hip fracture

Research identifies new gene that causes osteoporosis

Thursday, 17 September 2015

Researchers from The University of Western Australia and a number of other leading international research organisations have used one of the world’s most extensive genetics data sets to uncover a new gene associated with osteoporosis.

Fat cells in a rat

New research reveals obese individuals can't switch off from food

Thursday, 17 September 2015

A new study has revealed what many health care professionals have long suspected, that obese individuals have a specific difficulty in directing their own attention away from unhealthy foods, when compared to the rest of the population.

Wheat Field

Research finds how to increase wheat yield during drought in rainfed environments

Wednesday, 16 September 2015

Farmers in climates where late-season drought occurs frequently may be able to increase wheat yield, according to research from The University of Western Australia.

Patterns in Art

Patterns reveal a hidden history in women's art

Wednesday, 16 September 2015

A fascinating exhibition showcasing the way that women artists have used pattern in their work will open at The University of Western Australia’s Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery on Friday 2 October. 

Dr Lucas retieving traces of gold

Perth’s a river of gold and other valuable metals

Wednesday, 16 September 2015

A world first study into concentrations of gold in urban waterways, and how these change at different locations along the river and over time, has revealed the City of Perth is contributing valuable metals into the Swan River.

Image credit: Patricia Piccinini, Protein lattice, Subset - Red Portrait, 1997

DeMonstrable exhibition marks 20 years since the 'earmouse'

Tuesday, 15 September 2015

In October 1995 the BBC science program Tomorrow’s World aired striking footage of a mouse with a human ear growing on its back. This vilified and celebrated living object became one of the defining images of the late 20th century and a symbol of our increasing capacity to shape and alter living bodies.

Acidification in waterways

Agricultural practices unknowingly cause poisoning of lake catchment

Monday, 14 September 2015

Agricultural clearing and drains installed by farmers to lower water tables and manage salinity are inadvertently impacting waterways in one of the largest and most botanically significant regions in Australia, according to new research from The University of Western Australia.

Dr Stephen Parker

Researchers test speed of light with greater precision than before

Monday, 14 September 2015

Researchers from The University of Western Australia and Humboldt University of Berlin have completed testing that has effectively measured the spatial consistency of the speed of light with a precision ten times greater than ever before.