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Nickel extraction pilot seeks best waste purification
Science has solved a waste problem for a burgeoning mining company which has developed a unique technique to extract nickel from low grade ore.
Suburban dugites and bobtails come under the microscope
A Curtin University researcher is embarking on a new study that will examine behavioural and ecological differences between reptiles in Perth and rural areas to identify key impacts of urbanisation.
Blood flow lends insights to bird flight and motion
The blood flow to leg bones in birds has been shown to correlate to their locomotion patterns.
Satellite data measures Nile water for region security
War and other social and economic problems could be prevented in north-eastern Africa now that the total water storage of the Nile Basin can be measured, according to a WA professor.
How researchers are speeding up seed production for new wheat
An international team of plant geneticists is trialling a rapid method of producing new varieties of wheat and barley ready for field trials.
Underwater pictures shared innovatively for science collaboration
Marine researchers across Australia can now get a better idea of what's under the surface due to an award-winning project that allows them to classify and share their research pictures online.
Fake flooding impacts considered
Artificial flooding may be a water-efficient way to irrigate dry landscapes but scientists warn it is not a solution for all problems and the ecological impact needs more thorough monitoring.
Isotopic analysis links Coorong salinity to water regime
Molecular and stable isotopic techniques have been used to examine 5000 years of sedimentary dynamics of the northern Coorong Lagoon, South Australia.
The secret life of squirrels in New York City
A recent study has found eastern grey squirrels thrive in New York City's urban environment by adapting their behaviour according to cues from human pedestrians, and mostly by ignoring passers-by.
Antibiotic resistant Golden Staph has been detected in Australian pigs
The first evidence of the livestock-associated antibiotic resistant Golden Staph has been detected in Australian pigs, a national group of researchers warns.
Perth's planet hunter helps discover unusual exoplanet
An amateur Perth astronomer is part of an international team which has discovered a new and unusual planet orbiting outside the solar system.
Lower chlorophyll to boost wheat yields
Almost five decades ago, a plant breeder proved that the tiny brassica Arabidopsis thaliana has higher overall leaf growth when it produces less chlorophyll.
Coral's durability to acidification examined
An international team of coral biologists has been examining coral's ability to colonise new substrates and repair damaged reefs as oceans become more acidic.
How citizen scientists can help to track down fragments of meteorites are landing in the Nullarbor Desert
This week Curtin University's Dr Jonathan Paxman highlights how fragments of meteorites are landing in the Nullarbor Desert and how citizen scientists can help to track down and unlock the secrets held by ...
Grapevine origins examined for better drop
WA researchers are using cutting edge DNA sequencing to examine how grapevine genetics affect the taste and quality of Australian wines.