Latest news from the region
WHILE men with deep voices may seem more masculine to women, a lower pitch doesn’t indicate great sperm quality.
SOME corals may have the capacity to withstand gradual ocean acidification—a process previously thought of as having the potential to cause their extinction.
RESEARCHERS from Curtin University and UWA are examining if burns sufferers will have an increased chance of developing cancer in the subsequent years following the burn.
WA TEACHERS, industry professionals and scientists were reminded of the thrill of hands-on engineering as American ‘Science Evangelist’ Dr Ed Sobey led them through his inspiring Learning in the 21st Century: Hands-on Innovation Masterclass.
THE mystery surrounding the songs of humpback whales (Megaptera novaeangliae) has gotten deeper thanks to findings from researchers in the USA, Madagascar and Western Australia.
SOME children are genetically resistant to the measles vaccine and are still prone to infection despite vaccination against the virus.
NEUROSCIENCE is a rapidly developing area that has seen an explosion of research in the last 10 years—with focus on the brains plasticity, development, and decline, hopes of finding a cure for diseases like dementia are high priority.
NEW research shows banded bamboo sharks (Chiloscyllium punctatum) are able to sense predators while still in the embryonic state.
THE fate of feral horses (Equus caballus) in the Kimberley Lake Gregory (Paruku) region hangs in the balance of mixed opinion.
THE Young Innovator of the Year Program 2012 is set to be the most impressive yet as the initiative branches out with exciting events and more supporters jump on board.
RESEARCH suggests tropical cyclones forming off WA could become more ferocious in the second half of the century due to climate change.
SAWFISH are not bottom feeders but rather predators that detect and slash at prey in the water, a new study has found.
WIRELESS fire monitoring sensors which could be a vital early warning system against fire in bush areas have been developed by researchers from Edith Cowan University’s Centre for Communications Engineering Research, to aid in bushfire prevention.
DO social conditions have a pronounced influence on Australian Aboriginal populations?
A WEST Australian classical musician has used her PhD to apply physics and human biology to one of the world’s most loved instruments, the French horn.
BLOOD samples taken from patients suffering anaphylactic reactions will be studied in collaborative research which aims to map gene expression during anaphylactic reactions and define what mechanisms trigger them.
NEW research has revealed a woman’s fertility appears sensitive to the condition of her gums.
THE experience of bringing furniture home from the store only to discover it doesn’t fit or doesn’t match the rest of the room will be a thing of the past.
A NEW study has found prolonged exposure to trans-genes during gene therapy alters the structure of neuron dendrites, possibly with damaging effects.
WHILE the International Conference on Entomology, recently held in India, was meant to focus on pest and disease control for agricultural purposes, no one suspected that the theme would change from insect-killing to insect-saving, when came WA Professor of invertebrate conservation's turn to speak.