Connecting you to news, events and information from all corners of the Western Australian science community.
Western Australian landscape isn't as tectonically stable as previously thought
Earthquakes may be rare in Australia, but an analysis of WA coastline suggests our landscape isn't as tectonically stable as previously thought.
Break crops combat ryegrass headache
One of Western Australia's largest ever crop sequencing trials has provided scientists with evidence that break crops can have a significant impact on weed populations in the longer term.
Modern transport options allow for more hunting time
The widespread use of cars and easy access to diesel fuel have been credited with prompting certain traditional desert Aborigines to stop making bread in favour of utilising new hunting grounds full of game.
Livestock feeding review reveals opportunity for better industry practice
A better understanding of factors that influence feeding behaviours in ruminants could help improve management practices and provide better outcomes for the livestock industry.
Oldest fish on record caught off Albany
Commercial fisherman Tony Little caught WA's oldest fish on record in the deep waters of Two People's Canyon, off the coast of Albany.
Radio astronomy backed by big data projects
As the leading edge of the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) project, the Murchison Widefield Array (MWA) radio telescope is at the forefront of the big data challenges facing radio astronomy, presenting and solving issues that ...
Australia on path to join supercontinent 'Amasia'
The possibility that Earth could have a supercontinent that would occupy two-thirds of the planet's surface in a couple of hundred million years' time is just one of the geological projects being investigated by an international ...
Hidden physics make fish glitter
A theory borrowed from physics to understand how electrons move in semiconductors may explain the silvery mirror-like appearance of many fish, recent research suggests.
Scheduled bay closures proposed to protect Hawaiian spinner dolphins
Hawaiian spinner dolphins (Stenella longirostris) driven out of sheltered bays by human activity at the popular tourist destination are unlikely to rest elsewhere, according to recent research.
Carnabys adjust to foreign plants for feeding and shelter
A study tracking the movements of WA's endangered Carnaby's black-cockatoo (Calyptorhynchus latirostris) has discovered that not only will the birds adapt to urban environments but they also use non-native vegetation for ...