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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.
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?
Resilient Kimberley community provides new hope for coral reefs
The discovery of a highly diverse coral community in a harsh but untouched marine environment in the Kimberley has sparked new hope for the future of coral reefs and prompted scientists to rethink factors that promote coral ...
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.
Goldfields ant nests under surveillance for elusive butterfly
Researchers searching for the rare arid bronze azure butterfly (Ogyris subterrestris petrina), which recently had its conservation status upgraded to critically endangered, are utilising existing data on ant nests to find ...
'Noisy' Perth Canyon awash with underwater chorus
The Perth Canyon—the underwater chasm that is twice as deep as the Grand Canyon—is teeming with noises made by whales, fish, the weather and passing ships according to a long-running study.
Model considers long-term benefits based on adaptive action
Helping farmers decide what crop to sow in a particular field has just become easier thanks to changes to an existing simulation model.
ASKAP seeks out hydrogen content in distant galaxies
Ten billion years ago galaxies were brimming over with cold hydrogen gas, and stars were forming from this medium at ten times the rate of current galaxies, so what happened?
Silent extinctions on coral reefs
There is a ray of hope in the face of dire predictions about the future of coral reefs, with the prospect that species can shift their distribution ranges to survive climate change.