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Changing dinosaur tracks spurs novel approach
Paleontologists are using a range of old and new techniques to map the Broome Sandstone dinosaur trackways.
Tailored approach key to cookstove uptake
Worldwide, programs aiming to give safe, efficient cooking stoves to people in developing countries haven't had complete success—and local research has looked into why.
Travelling dunes encroach on infrastructure, and reveal geological pattern
Recent research shows shifting sand dunes threaten to envelop several important Mid West roads within the next few years.
Orbital 'camera' snaps marine topography
In a world first, a Curtin University physicist used data from the International Space Station to map coastal bathymetry (underwater terrain).
'Shuttle' technology reveals mineral formations
Technology developed in Australia is allowing drillers to detect rock formations deep in the earth and simultaneously survey the borehole—all during the drilling process.
Bird lovers take part in sixth annual Great Cocky Count
Last Sunday, across WA from Esperance to Geraldton, hundreds of volunteers took to select locations just before sunset to take part in what's known as the Great Cocky Count.
Study defines gas potential into the future
The world has enough natural gas to last nearly 400 years at the current rate of consumption or 110 years if production increases at a rate of two per cent a year, according to a Curtin University study.
New find challenges 'simple' Australian artefacts assumption
Purposely sharpened or 'retouched' stone axes evolved in Australia thousands of years before they appeared in Europe according to researchers studying the south-east Asian archaeological record.
Genetic link holds key for sheep affliction
New research shows WA farmers may soon be able to breed sheep with high natural resistance to breech strike, as part of a nationwide study to identify the traits of animals able to withstand the problem.
Understanding grandparent–grandchild 'investment'
Biological grandparents are more likely to invest in their grandchildren on a regular basis than non-biological grandparents, an Edith Cowan University (ECU) study has found.
New variant of cetacean morbillivirus identified in WA dolphins
Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphin deaths in WA have been linked to a new variant of cetacean morbillivirus (CeMV)—a virus related to the human measles and canine distemper viruses, according to research from ...
Seed workshop bears conservation fruits
Researchers have pooled their expertise to investigate factors that affect the survival of seeds, resulting in a framework that can help both eradicate weeds and maintain desirable plant populations.
Researcher tracks Hawksbill turtles off Brazilian coast
A study of DNA from the critically endangered Hawksbill turtle in Brazilian waters has emphasised the importance of international conservation strategies for their recovery.
Western Australian company perfecting biochar for farms
A local bio energy company are refining their prototype for turning farming waste products into high value biochar and electricity generation.
Cyclones carry coral across WA reefs
New modelling suggests cyclones in WA's north-west create conditions that allow coral larvae to rapidly travel distances between inland and mid-shelf reefs.