BEES are one of the hardest working animals on the planet, yet the average worker bee only produces about 1/12th teaspoon of honey in her lifetime.
WHAT is the secret to inspiring the next generation of scientists? According to creative scientist Gary Cass, the winning formulae for innovation and sustainable change is creativity.
NOBODY likes a run of red lights, but thanks to mathematical modelling, the mythical ‘green wave’ is closer than ever.
WHILE high costs threaten West Australian’s uptake of the Oculus Rift, the first virtual reality headset to hit the consumer market this year, the video game-driven technology will also open doors for various industries.
SEA turtles are often thought of as majestic and serene and without a care in the world, but their numbers are dwindling around the world. To safeguard sea turtles who call WA home the Gnaraloo Turtle Conservation Program are preparing to tag as many turtles as possible to better understand their behaviour and to keep them safe.
IT IS that time of year when schools and universities are breaking up from exams and when young people start to party and unwind from the pressures of the year. Curtin University’s Julia Stafford considers the harmful effects that some party activities—drinking alcohol mixed with energy drinks— can have on young people.
IS THERE such a thing as being too cautious about one’s health? That question is explored today by ECU’s Professor Moira Sims who considers the effectiveness of the tests and subsequent treatments and whether the process will end up being more of a benefit than an unnecessary hindrance.
THIS week the UWA Oceans Institute’s Dr Paul Thomson exposes the diverse nature of microscopic phytoplankton on WA’s North West Shelf (NWS) and explains how local institutions are working to bolster the body of research in this field.
A TEAM of WA researchers led by UWA’s Professor David Blair has played a key role in one of the greatest scientific achievements of the past 100 years—the discovery of gravitational waves.
A COSMIC game of hide and seek has come to an end with astronomers discovering 883 galaxies which were once hidden from view behind the Milky Way’s dust clouds.
ALCOHOL sales at licenced premises in community hubs account for the majority of alcohol-related injury in Perth’s inner and outer suburbs like Subiaco and Ellenbrook respectively, while sales from bottleshops are responsible for most injuries in middle suburbs like Riverton.
WITH the mercury tipped to hit 39⁰C today and stay like that for most of the week many people may dash to Perth’s beaches to stay cool, but government agencies warn the heatwave can have serious health consequences and everyone needs to be mindful of this.