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'Cold soak' process turns up the heat on wines
Those pondering which elements make the best drop of wine may be surprised to learn different climates produce mixed results when it comes to wines made using the 'cold soak' process.
Eye tracking technology makes for safer drivers
Advanced eye tracking technology applied to driver training by a Perth company is improving drivers' hazard perception skills.
Birds dig deep in carving out Proteaceae evolution
Australian and South African scientists have found pollinators are driving evolutionary divergence in members of the Proteaceae family including the Leucospermum tottum.
Mineral supplements spices up sheep feeding options
Sheep can be taught to graze their paddocks more evenly via the use of mineral supplement licks which also entice them to eat the wheat nearby.
Research station to unlock Kimberley wildlife secrets
The pristine Artesian Range in the north-west Kimberley region is one of the last remaining refuges for some of Australia's endangered animals, with scientists now poised to find out why.
Orchid seductress ropes in unsuspecting males
A single population of a rare hammer orchid species known as a master of sexual deception appears to have recently evolved to seduce a new and wider-spread species of impressionable male wasps.
Walkable neighbourhoods ease stranger danger fears
Creating pedestrian-friendly neighbourhoods with trees, footpaths, parks, shops and cafes could be the key to allaying parents' age-old fears about stranger danger, according to a Perth study.
Family legacy examined for soil viability
More than 20 years after her family planted blue gums (Eucalyptus globulus) on their Great Southern property UWA Masters student Sylvia Leighton is trying to determine what effect the trees have had on the ...
Long-gone bacteria blows the whistle on gold deposits
Modern science is shining light on Jurassic rock, associating the organic remains of ancient bacteria with an increased likelihood of striking gold.
'Island' grevillea drifts through time
Genetic testing of the bird-pollinated Grevillea georgeana (Proteaceae) on 'terrestrial islands' in WA has found most are so isolated that their evolution has become driven by genetic drift.
Kimberley reef life considered on a microscopic level
Using cutting-edge genomic analyses researchers are investigating how the Kimberley marine environment's unique conditions affect organism movement in the region.
Eye in the sky aids stocking rates
Satellite imagery of rangelands properties can help pastoralists determine pasture growth and plan appropriate stocking levels, according to research at Liveringa Station in the Kimberley.
Pre-historic sharks feast on marine reptiles
As an undergraduate student of geology I had become fascinated by palaeontology—in particular the study of marine vertebrate fossils from the Cretaceous period (145-66 million years ago).
Dispelling misconceptions toward older workers
One of the key economic challenges outlined in the recently released Intergenerational Report was the need to increase the workforce participation of older Australians.
Perth commuters face cyber threat via free wi-fi
In light of the proposal to introduce free wi-fi throughout Perth's public transport network be aware that there are increased cyber security risks, warns ECU computer security expert Professor Andrew Woodward.