VITAMIN D deficiency does not cause depression in later life but may be a marker for depression, a local study suggests.
WOMEN undergoing radiotherapy for breast cancer can use deodorant without fear of increased underarm skin reaction, pain, itching or burning, research suggests.
The Perth community came out in force to experience the fourth Magnolia’s Late Night Live of the 2015 Fringe World Festival. Despite being 11pm on a Tuesday night, more than 80 people surged through the Fringe World Pleasure Garden on February 17, for Perth’s own late night talk show with a science twist.
Written by Holly Phillips Manager Eastern Region, The Chamber of Minerals & Energy Western Australia and GEMIA Committee Member
More than 2000 people attended Kalgoorlie-Boulder’s 2015 Australia Day Celebrations on January 26. The Centennial Park event offered up a big Aussie breakfast, a citizenship ceremony, awards presentations and loads of entertainment – there was a little bit of Australia for everyone!
On a crystal clear Esperance morning, Picnic Cove was filled with children scurrying about the beach filling buckets with treasures from the ocean.
Written by Raana Scott, Coordinator at Esperance Science Group
The 2014 Esperance Show was quieter this year with heavy rain and strong winds keeping many would-be show-goers in the warm and dry confines of their homes.
A FOSSIL discovery in WA's northwest suggests that a family of microbes has persisted essentially unchanged for the past 2.3 billion years—half the age of Earth.
ALMOST three-quarters of Australians now own a smartphone and smartphone use has more than doubled in the last four years.
In our final Perspective for 2014 ECU's Donell Holloway considers the growing trend of parents who use their touchscreen devices to entertain their young children and how this practice impacts on the child.
This week Edith Cowan University's Trevor Cullen considers the media's role in spreading the word about diseases, with a focus on the threat posed by Ebola.
THE European Space Agency's head of mission operations has praised WA's role in the widely-publicised Rosetta comet landing and flagged the possibility of increased collaboration ahead of a visit to Perth next week.
SUPERCOMPUTER simulations are helping local astronomers determine how galaxies form and grow in a 'cosmic web'.