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Enlisting student emotions busts bullying behaviour
An approach to combating bullying in schools has found sharing feelings, building empathy and promoting social knowledge significantly improves the learning environment.
Kinect research captures game play exertions
A Kinect sensor has proved to be an unlikely tool to help estimate the amount of energy that people expend while they are playing video games that utilise the sensor technology.
"Weirdo" mutant plant opens doors for food security
The discovery that an Australian tobacco plant studied internationally as part of plant breeding programs is actually the genetic "weirdo" of its family holds huge potential for food security, experts say.
Starved-out bacteria aid in wastewater treatment
Scientists have adapted a process normally used to make bioplastic, to remove carbon from wastewater, slashing the amount of energy needed for the treatment process.
Green concrete proves more durable to fire
Concrete made using an industrial by-product has shown better fire endurance than traditional concrete when exposed to fires of nearly 1000 degrees Celsius.
Ancient magma movements responsible for Gascoyne minerals
Geologists have used a technique developed at Curtin University to determine magmatic fluids came up from the earth's mantle repeatedly over the past 1600 million years, depositing minerals along a fault line in the Gascoyne ...
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.
Christmas Island plate corals hit hard by disease
A survey of Christmas Island reefs has revealed twice as much plate coral was destroyed by a 2008 disease outbreak than previously feared.
Woylie woes continue despite reproductive success
Despite recent recovery efforts and substantial reproductive potential in the south west brush-tailed bettong (Bettongia penicillata) numbers continue to decline in the wild due to predators and parasites.
Hydrogen bus trial shows promise
Heavy transport that emits heat and water instead of diesel exhaust is within WA's reach, a Murdoch University researcher says.