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Single lady bees load up on perfume
Few species have a more harrowing mating experience than WA's gladiatorial, ground-burrowing Dawson's bee (Amegilla dawsoni).
Bettongs bolster sandalwood chances
Burrowing bettongs (Bettongia lesueur) play an important role in distributing sandalwood (Santalum spicatum) tree seeds and thus potentially bolstering diminishing sandalwood populations, according to recent research.
Marriage of maths and microalgae a good export
A spatial model developed in WA to identify suitable locations for farming microalgae can be applied internationally and adapted to locate other renewable technology infrastructures, according to developers.
Rottnest's tropical corals found to thrive
Researchers are surprised at thriving coral growth at Rottnest Island, predicting its smaller coral communities could grow into a reef similar to the one that existed there in the Last Interglacial, approximately 130,000 ...
'Cold soak' process turns up the heat on wines
Those pondering which elements make the best drop of wine may be surprised to learn different climates produce mixed results when it comes to wines made using the 'cold soak' process.
Walkable neighbourhoods ease stranger danger fears
Creating pedestrian-friendly neighbourhoods with trees, footpaths, parks, shops and cafes could be the key to allaying parents' age-old fears about stranger danger, according to a Perth study.
Mineral supplements spices up sheep feeding options
Sheep can be taught to graze their paddocks more evenly via the use of mineral supplement licks which also entice them to eat the wheat nearby.
Research station to unlock Kimberley wildlife secrets
The pristine Artesian Range in the north-west Kimberley region is one of the last remaining refuges for some of Australia's endangered animals, with scientists now poised to find out why.
Orchid seductress ropes in unsuspecting males
A single population of a rare hammer orchid species known as a master of sexual deception appears to have recently evolved to seduce a new and wider-spread species of impressionable male wasps.
Pre-historic sharks feast on marine reptiles
As an undergraduate student of geology I had become fascinated by palaeontology—in particular the study of marine vertebrate fossils from the Cretaceous period (145-66 million years ago).