VITAMIN D deficiency in mothers leading up to and during pregnancy has fundamental consequences for their offspring's brain development, researchers from University of Western Australia and the Telethon Kids Institute have confirmed.
STROKE survivors with impaired mobility in their arms appear to significantly improve in both motor function and confidence when they observe an individual performing a task and then mimic their actions.
Written by Kylie Bishop, participant at Esperance Sustainability and Environment Exploration Group
Armed with their cameras and instructions from renowned local photographer Dan Paris on what makes a memorable image, a group of 12 teenagers recently headed off to secret locations around Esperance in search of elusive shots.
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!
EXACTLY 75 years after nylon was introduced at the World Fair in New York, a dress created from beer in a Perth backyard shed is set to premiere at the World EXPO 2015 in Milan.
THE lifespan of some West Australian roads has been reduced thanks to the moisture susceptibility of a road construction material, research suggests.
This week the Pawsey Supercomputing Centre's Dr Neil Stringfellow considers the scientific potential that can be unlocked via supercomputers and how scientists across various fields are using local facilities to explore the mysteries of the universe.
To kick-off Perspectives for 2015 the WA Museum's Dr Ian MacLeod looks to WA shipwrecks, including the infamous Batavia wreck, to learn how ocean conditions have influenced the rate of corrosion of marine relics.
A STAR, or nova, has appeared in the constellation of Sagittarius and, even though it is now waning, it is still bright enough to be visible in the sky over Perth through binoculars or a telescope.
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.