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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.
Blitz survey uncovers Mid West mat rush
The recent discovery of the plant species Lomandra marginata (commonly known as mat rush), began with a casual conversation during a Bush Blitz survey.
Kimberley fence captures animals' 'dry season shuffle'
Fencing the entire entrance to Emma Gorge in the Kimberley's El Questro Wilderness Park, has revealed its importance as a refuge for an entire community of small animals.
Cluster roots attract phosphorus in nutrient-poor soils
Scientists are one step closer to understanding how plants that naturally occur on soils with very low phosphorus levels manage to acquire this essential nutrient.
Colonisation benefits illustrated via tortoise program
Moving species outside of their native habitat to protect them from threats like climate change is becoming a more accepted approach and sometimes is a last resort for certain species, according to a review of the technique.
Aussie birds favour almonds for dining choices
Almonds appear to be the fare of choice for many Australian birds with recent research finding a variety of bird species frequent almond orchards over other agricultural crops.
Clapping and sidestepping key to spider mating dance
Spiders terrify many people but one man's passion for a flamboyant creepy crawly with captivating courtship rituals is converting arachnophobes to arachnophiles, one amusing video at a time.
Younger mangrove jacks weather climate change better than parents
WA research has revealed adult mangrove jack (Lutjanus argentimaculatus) are likely to be negatively impacted by climate change, but that juveniles may actually benefit from its effects.
Marine ecosystems considered in Kimberley survey
A multi-disciplinary team is closely monitoring the Kimberley's coastal and estuarine environment to better understand how present levels of organic nitrogen and carbon play a role in sustaining marine productivity.
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.