Clover is friend as well as foe

Clover is friend as well as foe
September 14, 2020

Most people view clover as an annoying weed in their garden, but clover is a natural fertiliser and vital for feeding livestock. The natural bacteria that grows in its root system takes nitrogen from...

The Future of Solar Energy: More Efficient and Better Looking

ANU researchers, Dr Duong and Professor Catchpole. Photo by Stuart Hay, ANU
April 13, 2020

Across Australia, over 2.2 million homes now have solar panels. As the number of home installations and solar farms continues to increase, solar energy is showing no signs of stopping. Director of...

COVID-19 Pushes Australian Music Industry to the Edge

Concert Audience
April 12, 2020

After the federal government’s ban on mass gatherings to prevent the spread of coronavirus, the live music industry has been pushed to the brink of collapse. On the website, ilostmygig, the Australian...

A new leaf for hemp farming

Chris Blake at his hemp farm
April 26, 2018

WA Parliamentarians are mulling over whether to change the law to make life easier for farmers growing the kind of cannabis that can be made into clothing and food. The parliamentary debate is over...

Tobacco or e-cigarettes?

Tobacco or e-cigarettes?
April 5, 2018

After a year-long inquiry into e-cigarettes and health concerns surrounding the nicotine liquid that is required to vape, the Standing Committee on Health, Aged Care and Sport has concluded that the liquid...

Platypus milk could save lives

A platypus (CC BY-ND 2.0)
March 22, 2018

Drug resistant bacterial infections are getting serious, not only in Australian hospitals, but all over the world. According to a report compiled by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, there...

WAYJO honours Mace Francis

WAYJO honours Mace Francis
October 22, 2017

West Australian Youth Jazz Orchestra - also known as WAYJO - is the premier youth jazz orchestra in Australia, nurturing young emerging jazz artists aged 14- 25 through programs that seek to develop life...

Hotels face fierce competition

Hotels face fierce competition
October 16, 2017

What started as a way to share an experience or a room in someone else's house, is quickly becoming stiff competition for the hotel industry in WA. The number of Western Australian Airbnb hosts has...

Regular E-users take more risks

One in five young Australians take ecstasy pills
October 10, 2017

The latest data from the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre (NDARC) at the University of New South Wales (UNSW), shows that half of the one in five young Australians who regularly use psychostimulant...

Designing cooler diabetes devices

Designing cooler diabetes devices
October 9, 2017

A group of New Zealand researchers have teamed up with young type 1 diabetes sufferers, to design discreet medical devices to help them feel more comfortable managing their diabetes. Design PhD student...

Say bye to single use plastic bags

Say bye to single use plastic bags
October 2, 2017

Premier Mark McGowan has announced Western Australia will ban single-use plastic bags from the start of July in 2018. South Australia, Northern Territory, Tasmania and ACT have already moved to ban...

Languages falling silent

Languages falling silent
September 18, 2017

By the turn of the next century more than half of the known 7,000 languages spoken on earth may disappear, taking with them a wealth of knowledge about culture, history, the environment and the human brain,...

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