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

The Future of Solar Energy: More Efficient and Better Looking

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...

Paige Maroni (right), searching rock samples for benthic biota hauled from the depths of the Southern Ocean.

A Summer in the Freezing Southern Ocean

April 13, 2020

When you picture a PHD student, do you think of a woman on the deck of a ship surveying off the coast of Antarctica, sifting through muck looking for organisms living at extreme depths in freezing water...

Patients exercising at Vario Health Clinic ECU.

Sports and exercise helping Perth cancer patients

April 12, 2020

For years, cancer patients seeking medical advice have been told by professionals to get plenty of rest during their treatment and rehabilitation. But in the last few years, research and evidence has shown th...

The melting of mud

The melting of mud

October 16, 2017

Mud in the earth's mantle is melting, according to researchers from geology department at Curtin, who teamed up with universities from South Africa, the United Kingdom and UWA. Research into the mud,...

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Diet and exercise can relieve asthma symptoms

September 17, 2017

A balanced diet and regular exercise may be able to lower asthma symptoms in non-obese patients, according to new Danish research. Asthma is a chronic lung condition which causes patients to have to...

African wild dog in Botswana

Africa’s Democratic Dogs

September 11, 2017

The idea might sound howling mad, but African wild dogs in Botswana are using a majority style voting system to decide when the pack will start their hunt, according to a recent international study. The study showed that dogs need to reach wh...

Studies show extended periods of sitting may be harmful for the brain.

Sitting for extended periods may lead to dementia

August 14, 2017

Extended periods of sitting can be detrimental to brain function. This can include potentially increasing the risk of dementia, a recent study by UWA and the Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute has found. The...

Social networking may help reduce the risk of Alzheimer's.

Social networking ‘contributes to preventing Alzheimer’s’

October 21, 2015

Facebookers rejoice, researchers believe that social networking can contribute to preventing Alzheimer’s disease. As people get older, the risk of the illness can increase; for those over 40, the...

WA car into house crashes are suspected to be on the rise

Another car vs house adds to growing trend

August 19, 2015

Yet another car vs house crash has occurred in Balga, with police reporting that a white Holden Commodore was travelling South West along Walderton Avenue in Balga yesterday when it lost control and hit...

Australia has almost 800 weather stations across the country.

Weather bureau defends data methods after ‘fiddling’ claim

September 3, 2014

The Bureau of Meteorology has defended its actions against claims that it is 'fiddling the data' in a bid to make Australia seem hotter than it actually is. In a response to claims by The Australian...

The Superhero Soiree aims to raise $10,000 for sarcoma patients, carers and families.

Sock it to Sarcoma and EMAS fight back!

August 20, 2014

Charity foundation Sock It to Sarcoma and UWA’s Electronic Music Appreciation Society (EMAS) have teamed up to join the fight against sarcoma, a rare and aggressive cancer which affects mostly children...

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