Lupin field at UWA Farm Ridgefield

Lupins and anti-inflammatory properties

Friday, 16 February 2018

A global team including researchers from Spain, CSIRO and The University of Western Australia have shown that narrow-leafed lupins can provide alternative therapies for the prevention and treatment of inflammatory-related diseases.

Milky Way ties with neighbour in galactic arms race

Thursday, 15 February 2018

Astronomers have discovered that our nearest big neighbour, the Andromeda galaxy, is roughly the same size as the Milky Way.

Dr Benjamin Ashton

Magpies are no bird brains

Thursday, 8 February 2018

A study by The University of Western Australia and the University of Exeter in England have tested the cognitive abilities of magpies and found their learning ability and memory is significantly advanced. They found wild magpies living in larger groups are smarter than magpies living in smaller groups. The study also found smarter female magpies had greater reproductive success. The research suggests that the demands of living in complex social groups may play a role in the evolution of intelligence.

Orientation Semester 1

Orientation Semester 1 - academic involvement

Monday, 5 February 2018

Orientation for our incoming Semester 1 students will be held from 19 to 23 February. The involvement of academic staff is fundamental to the success of creating a wonderful experience and the opportunity to create connections with students before commencement of semester.

Students during 2018 Science Experience

UWA’s 2018 ConocoPhillips Science Experience

Monday, 5 February 2018

This year’s Science Experience was held in January and was a huge success. The event saw 100 high school students from around the state come together to explore science at UWA.

Promoting your research media awareness course

Promoting your research – media awareness course

Friday, 2 February 2018

Promoting your research to the media has many benefits, and the UWA Media Office is offering a one-hour session designed to give you a better understanding of how to go about it.

You’ll get information on how to work with the UWA Media Office to attract journalists to your research and how to handle media attention once you get it.

Get tips and techniques about media interviews, including how to answer difficult questions. Find out what you can expect from media coverage and gain insight into media organisations.

FameLab contestants from 2017

FameLab - attention early-career researchers!

Friday, 2 February 2018

The British Council is looking for passionate STEM researchers with a flair for public engagement to compete in the 2018 round of its international science communication competition, FameLab.

Turf

The rise of turfs - flattening of global kelp forests

Thursday, 18 January 2018

Research published today into the state of kelp forests around the world shows they are being degraded into flat seascapes carpeted by short, unwanted turf-algae – and the Western Australian coastline is one of the worst-affected areas.

Homeward bound

UWA staff bound for Antarctica in leadership program

Monday, 15 January 2018

An environmental economics researcher, a nanotechnology scientist developing new ways to fight cancer and a neuropsychologist from The University of Western Australia are among 80 women from 13 countries around the world selected to take part in the trip of a lifetime to Antarctica.

Soil

Revitalised soil council to drive regenerative farming

Tuesday, 19 December 2017

An advisory committee is set to guide the re-establishment of the Soil and Land Conservation Council with The University of Western Australia research fellow Associate Professor Frances Hoyle to serve as deputy chairperson. Better soil health helps to boost agricultural and pastoral production and create job opportunities across regional Western Australia.

The McGowan Government is set to resurrect the defunct Soil and Land Conservation Council to drive regenerative land practices across the State.