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Deep sea fish eyesight similar to human vision
A deep sea fish that is one of the most common vetebrates on the planet has eyesight comparable to a middle-aged human, research suggests.
Cracking the mystery of droplet evaporation
Curtin University scientists have modelled the effects of droplet size and velocity on evaporation to better understand the refining process of heavy oil.
CPR for South Coast plants
Department of Parks and Wildlife (DPaW) Flora Conservation Officer Sarah Barrett and FloraTechnical Officer Dylan Lehmann set up a display at this year's Albany Wildflower Exhibition to explain some of the ...
Massive river system buried under today's Goldfields
A CSIRO geologist has been studying the way small, iron-rich stones formed in the deeply buried river systems that once drained much of what is now southern WA.
Cameras detect 'extinct' wallabies near Broome
Yawuru Country Managers have found a spectacled hare wallaby (Lagorchestes conspicillatus) population, a species which for the last decade was feared to be locally extinct at Roebuck Plains, adjacent to Broome.
Citizen scientists home in on crab menace
Perth fishermen have helped stop a 'nasty' crab invading West Australian waters which could have devastated local marine biodiversity.
Company powers up with food waste
Garden products company Richgro is using Western Australian food waste to power their operations in a new zero-waste system.
Native shrub offers dining option in drier months
Farmers may be able to ensure their sheep have continuing feed during Australia's long, dry summers thanks to a model which can forecast the growth of a particular native shrub.
Genetics denote feral cat source
Feral cats arrived on Dirk Hartog Island in two separate waves, but are now reproductively isolated, according to genetic analysis.
Cave-dwelling pseudoscorpions evolve in isolation
Scientists studying pseudoscorpions living in aquifers in north-west Australia have found each aquifer is home to unique species that evolved in isolation, despite having a common ancestor.
Mid West site turns up diverse flora and fauna fossils
Preliminary sampling at a Mid West shale outcrop has turned up one of the most diverse collections of early Triassic fossils ever recorded.
Hair-degrading fungus comes under the microscope
A forensic biologist has revealed some process involved in hair degradation previously associated with the dead can exist in hairs on the living.
Archaeologists unearth ancient coins and dietary options
Finding a cache of 2200-year-old coins buried in the remains of an Egyptian house sparked honours student Liesel Gentelli's interest in coins, inspiring her to pursue postgraduate studies in forensics.
Pushing Western Australia's reef fish bounty into the limelight
From the tropical waters of the Kimberley to the temperate coast of Esperance, Western Australia is home to more than a thousand reef fish species.
Scrubbers should offset residue accumulation
A leading applied engineer says suitably-designed intake scrubbers would improve the operation of air heaters in coal-fired boilers, and reduce acid rain-causing emissions.