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.

Three minute thesis

Young scientist wins UWA's three minute thesis competition

Friday, 11 September 2015

Imagine trying to explain in just three minutes a complicated thesis that would normally take about nine hours to read.

Elise Blumann Rottnest Lighthouse

Final days for one-time-only Elise Blumann Exhibition

Friday, 11 September 2015

Perth audiences are running out of time to see a unique collection of works by German émigré artist Elise Blumann, many of which will soon be returned to private owners.

Aurora Milroy

UWA student awarded prestigious scholarship

Friday, 11 September 2015

Graduate Aurora Milroy, from The University of Western Australia’s School of Indigenous Studies, is one of three Australians to receive a prestigious 2015 UK Chevening/Charlie Perkins Scholarship, to complete a Masters degree at Oxford University.

Barry J Marshall Science Library

UWA Science Library renamed in Nobel Laureate's honour

Wednesday, 9 September 2015

Ten years after Professor Barry Marshall’s Nobel Prize, The University of Western Australia has renamed its Science Library in his honour.