Hot spots

UWA expert says more 'green' needed to cool Perth's suburban hotspots

Thursday, 4 February 2016

An environmental engineering expert at The University of Western Australia said ‘greening’ the suburbs of Perth will help reduce the emerging urban health crisis of heatwaves.

Bees

Male bees protect female bees from sexually transmitted diseases

Wednesday, 20 January 2016

A team of researchers from The University of Western Australia’s Centre for Integrative Bee Research (CIBER) have discovered that the seminal fluid of male bees kills the widespread sexually transmitted fungus Nosema apis, offering queen bees protection from the parasite which can be passed on during bee sex.

Foot

Are running shoes stopping the spring in your step?

Wednesday, 20 January 2016

Researchers from The University of Western Australia’s School of Sport Science, Exercise and Health have helped uncover how arch support in footwear affects the spring in your step - literally. 

PricewaterhouseCoopers

Brainiacs and business combine to solve industry issues

Tuesday, 19 January 2016

The University of Western Australia and the Perth arm of global professional services firm PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) are joining forces in a new partnership that aims to find new ways to decipher hard-to-solve industry problems.

The Great Southern Reef

Australia's 'other' reef

Friday, 15 January 2016

Marine biologists from the University of Western Australia’s Oceans Institute have released a video that gives a poignant glimpse into the marvels of the little-known, economic powerhouse: The Great Southern Reef (GSR).

Research uncovers how to better manage crops grown on gravel soils

Tuesday, 12 January 2016

A study into gravel soils by researchers at The University of Western Australia may help farmers growing crops on soils with high gravel content optimise the amount of fertiliser they apply.

The glasshouse study found that the concentration of phosphorus in the matrix of gravel soils from residual and applied fertiliser had a greater effect on wheat growth, than the total amount of phosphorus in the pot.

Dr Christina Davies

The art of being mentally healthy

Monday, 11 January 2016

Researchers at The University of Western Australia have found that engagement in the arts for enjoyment, entertainment or as a hobby, for two or more hours a week, is associated with good mental wellbeing.

Julian Donaldson

Perth International Arts Festival thanks outgoing General Manager

Thursday, 7 January 2016

Perth International Arts Festival would like to express thanks and pay tribute to General Manager Julian Donaldson who steps down to take up a new position as CEO of the National Trust of Australia (WA).

Dr Mark Waters

Crop productivity and WA heritage winners in latest ARC funding

Wednesday, 16 December 2015

A project led by Dr Mark Waters from UWA to find new ways to improve crop productivity and one by UWA’s Professor Alistair Paterson to help preserve the heritage of the state’s north-west are winners in the latest round of funding grants from the Australian Research Council (ARC).

Thestias

Citizen scientists name planet

Wednesday, 16 December 2015

Volunteers from the Perth based citizen astronomy project theSkyNet have won the right to name a planet around a distant star as part of a global contest run by the International Astronomical Union (IAU).