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Archaeology computingARCHAEOLOGISTS around the globe are gearing up for the Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology (CAA) conference next month, to be held in the Southern Hemisphere for the first time.

DirkH chuditchTHE WA government is planning to re-introduce 10 locally-extinct mammal species to Dirk Hartog Island, a former pastoral lease that is now a national park.

aboriginal todd_riverA NEW study has dispelled the belief that heart disease is higher among rural Indigenous populations than those in urban centres.

Published in Health & Medicine

Weed terminatorIT’S been described as the missing link in precision agriculture—and it could save the agricultural industry between $500 million and $1 billion annually.

Published in Agriculture & Food

Tedra greenhouseUWAWA has a new hope for drought-tolerant fodder during the dry months after researchers announce the plant tedera holds promise as a new pasture species for sheep and cattle.

Published in Agriculture & Food

DampierP vinethicketsBARDI JAWI ranger Chris Sampi says an ecological survey of monsoonal vine thickets (MVT) involving Indigenous rangers on the Kimberley’s Dampier Peninsula has turned up disturbing results.

embryonicbamboosharkSHARK embryo research from UWA’s Oceans Institute has determined embryos can remember previously encountered predator-like stimulus and reduce their response to it, creating implications for the effectiveness of electric shark repellents.

Published in Fisheries & Water

OrdRiverRECENT data shows the Ord River once debouched into the Keep River, and not into the Cambridge Gulf near Wyndham which is its present course.

Published in Fisheries & Water

pregnancydoctor1ESTIMATES of the cost of pregnancy in Western Australia have revealed those with inadequate access to antenatal care, mostly those in remote areas, are paying $2,581 more than those with access.

Published in Health & Medicine

CallianceA MARITIME archaeologist says the Camden Harbour settlement site is in urgent need of a proper management plan.