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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.
Different tools to deal with medfly pest
Research has revealed a management technique involving sterilising the Mediterranean fruit fly (Ceratitis capitata) is a more cost effective alternative of eradicating the pest in the face of a looming pesticide ban.
European wasps gather strength in Kalgoorlie
The invasive European wasp (Vespula germanica) may be getting a foothold in Kalgoorlie-Boulder as increasing numbers of the pest's nests are found in the area.
Lower Murray River restoration underway
A major review of the lower Murray River's action plans has identified improvements in riverbank stability and vegetation in its upper reaches but further degradation in the lower reaches.
Science still at heart of solving MH370 mystery
The discovery of a Boeing 777 flaperon on Reunion Island has vaulted Malaysian Airlines flight 370's disappearance into world headlines again, but is intensive media interest bringing us closer to the truth?
Expedition to unravel coastal seafloor's ancient secrets
International scientists who set sail from Fremantle today will use cutting edge technologies to peer 5 million years into the past to find clues about our future climate.
Tracking project reveals roaming tiger sharks
THE sight of a shark's dorsal fin sticking out of the water usually strikes fear into the hearts of swimmers but for a group of WA researchers every time a tagged tiger shark's (Galeocerdo cuvier) dorsal fin stuck out of ...
Rescued turtles turn up new parasite
A wild turtle, left tethered to a stake through a hole stabbed into her neck, is one of five rescued western long-necked turtles (Chelodina colliei) subsequently found to host an entirely new species of Eimeria parasite.
Gascoyne's 'trapped continent' turns up unusual gold deposit
Gold has been found in geologically unusual circumstances about 250km east of Carnarvon on the margin of the Japan-sized former continent which forms part of the Gascoyne.
Stabilizing the transmission of time signals for relativity research
They say time waits for no man but David Gozzard might have found a way to at least tame it.