It's well known that the dinosaurs were wiped out 66 million years ago when a meteor hit what is now southern Mexico but evidence is accumulating that the biggest extinction of all, 252.3m years ago, at the end of the Permian period, was also triggered by an impact that changed the climate.
Two world-leading researchers from The University of Western Australia will discuss some of the biggest challenges facing the gas industry today at Australia's largest event in that field - the Australian Gas Technology Conference and Exhibition (AGT) to be held at the Perth Exhibition Centre on July 1-3.
UWA's Centre for Exploration Targeting (CET) has formed a partnership with a leading seismic company HiSeis to expand high-resolution seismic profiling techniques into mineral exploration and mine development.
The more crop scientists know about how plant roots take up water and nutrients, the better able they will be to develop crop plants with roots that can cope with challenging soil and environmental conditions.
A leading early career scientist from The University of Western Australia has been appointed to a new Woodside Professorship in Computational Geoscience at UWA as part of a five-year program to establish the State as a world centre of excellence in geoscience.
A senior marine scientist from The University of Western Australia has been appointed to lead a milestone expedition to the Indian Ocean next year on board Australia's newest marine research vessel, RV Investigator.
Evidence of an extreme cosmic event involving the death of super-giant stars hundreds of times bigger than the Sun has been discovered by an international research team, including astronomers from The University of Western Australia.
Like the rings of a tree trunk, Strontium-to-calcium ratios (Sr/Ca) in coral skeletons have been widely used to determine past ocean temperatures from yearly banded corals. However, scientists have now found that biological (growth) effects can overpower the climate information locked in the coral skeletons.
Former State Planning Minister Alannah MacTiernan will deliver the UWA Stephenson-Hepburn Oration next Wednesday, March 27 on the topic of "Being Hot but Staying Cool: Complexities in Delivering the Dream of Density".
Digital planetariums worldwide have snapped up a fulldome movie produced by The University of Western Australia which uses stunning simulations made inside supercomputers to explain the science around Dark Matter - the missing 80 per cent of the Universe's mass.
Mounting evidence confirming the carbon dioxide effects of a 5º C increase in the Arctic Ocean temperature has led an international team of researchers to issue a stark warning about the perils the world faces in the near future.
Understanding the important role of Australia's coastal and marine wetlands in storing atmospheric carbon dioxide will be the focus of a new $3 million collaborative research project headed by the CSIRO and eight tertiary institutions, including The University of Western Australia.
Perth could become the world's first geothermally cooled city with the goal of achieving zero emissions under a new $20 million Australian Government-funded CSIRO Geothermal project involving The University of Western Australia.
A study led by The University of Western Australia is investigating whether increasing soil carbon in grain production to offset greenhouse gas emissions may also increase nitrous oxide emissions, which are nearly 300 times more damaging than carbon dioxide.