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Review uncovers favourite rock shelter hangouts
Archaeologists studying data from excavations around Fortescue Metals Group's Cloudbreak and Christmas Creek mines say some Pilbara rock shelters were far more important to early humans than previously thought.
Certain shark mums favour travel while others stay at home
Reef sharks at Ningaloo are largely home bodies but female blacktip reef sharks (Carcharhinus melanopterus), might be swimming long distances to give birth in food-rich waters, research suggests.
3-D printer churns out handheld underground water model
Cutting-edge three dimensional printing technology has produced a plastic model representing the land surface and underground water systems across 3.5 million hectares of the La Grange groundwater allocation area, south of ...
Nanoscale film assesses engine oil
Perth motorists could save on the cost of running their car thanks to an Edith Cowan University invention.
Grunter's life choices chronicled in fisheries study
Research into populations of the western striped grunter (Pelates octolineatus) on the lower west coast shows the species has a highly seasonal growth pattern and migrate between coastal and estuarine environments depending ...
Optimism beats workplace cyberbullies
Workers who see the 'glass-half-full' rather than half-empty, can cope better with the stress of cyberbullying in the workplace.
Recovering low-grade platinum metals
Remote, low-grade deposits of platinum group metals (PGMs) can be economically recovered using novel direct leaching approaches, doing away with the need for traditional, expensive smelting operations.
Peel research bolsters oranges' thick skin
Several experiments have revealed that pre-harvest factors play an important role in reducing the incidence of creasing (albedo breakdown) in sweet oranges (Citrus sinensis), which has a detrimental impact on local commercial ...
Hungry foxes test sows on mothering skills
Research into foxes preying on piglets in the Great Southern has revealed some sows are better mothers than others depending on whether or not they protect their offspring from the pests.
Four reasons why the Terminator is already here
As Terminator: Genisys hits cinemas around the world, ScienceNetwork WA looks at some of the feats performed by robots in the Terminator films, and investigates how long until reality catches up with science fiction.