A University of Western Australia scientist is part of a global team of astronomers that have captured an image of a super-rare type of galaxy – described as a “cosmic ring of fire” – as it existed 11 billion years ago.
Big and strong cyclones have the potential to damage coral reefs up to 1000km away from their paths, according to a new study by researchers at The University of Western Australia and the Australian Institute of Marine Science.
Researchers from The University of Western Australia’s Centre for Social Impact say supporting young people is more important now than ever, highlighting the long-term impact on youth unemployment as the result of shutdowns and restrictions from COVID-19.
As the world waits for a COVID-19 vaccine, University of Western Australia researchers are part of a new study designed to prepare parents and government for a potential Australia-wide vaccination program.
Three top science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) researchers from The University of Western Australia have been elected as 2020 Fellows of the Australian Academy of Science. They make up the total number of scientists representing WA from 24 Australians elected as Fellows this year.
A researcher from The University of Western Australia has highlighted the ethical choices faced by healthcare professionals as they decide who is allocated scarce life-saving medical resources during the COVID-19 crisis.
A project that aims to learn more about WA’s ancient past through rock art and climate change in the Dampier Archipelago, research into ways of enhancing wellbeing in Australians and scientists examining community experiences of urban development, have received a combined $3.1 million in research funding from the Federal Government’s Australian Research Council.
The peanut originated 450,000 years ago, not 10,000 years ago according to research published in this month’s issue of Nature Genetics. This research is expected to put an end to a year-long scientific debate over the timeline of the cultivated peanut.
Published today in Nature, an international team of researchers has observed a massive, rotating disk galaxy just 1.5 billion years after the Big Bang—1.5 billion years earlier in cosmic history than astronomers had expected to find such a galaxy based on previous studies. The research has fuelled debate about how galaxies in the early Universe assembled.