Latest news from the region

PURPOSLEY sharpened or ‘retouched’ stone axes evolved in Australia thousands of years before they appeared in Europe according to researchers studying the south-east Asian archaeological record.

WHILE almost all Australian outdoor workers use some form of sun protection, less than 10 per cent are fully protected against harmful solar ultraviolet radiation (UVR), says a new study.

Published in Social Science

A METALLURGIST based at Curtin University has helped develop a hydrometallurgical method of extracting gold, palladium and platinum from crushed ores using bacteria and chemical leaching.

Published in Industry & Resources

A TEAM of researchers based at Newcastle University are working to create a Kimberley wildlife sperm bank.

YOU could say Shazzad Hossain is equally adept at working on land or in deep water – at least when it comes to his award-winning research involving soils.

Armed with smartphones the Broome community came out in force to hear the first Science on the Broome Coast talk for 2014. Despite being a Friday night, more than 70 locals surged through Broome Public Library’s doors on March 7, along with a troop of uniformed scouts. 

HOUSES made out of soil, water and lime are becoming a viable and environmentally-friendly option for remote communities of Western Australia.

WEST Australian researchers are confident the native Australian fruit Kakadu plum could provide the most powerful antioxidant treatment yet in combating Alzheimer’s disease.

Published in Health & Medicine

A JOINT study about to begin, will determine whether populations of freshwater catfish in the country’s tropical and sub-tropical regions are free of the Edwardsiella ictaluri bacterium.

Published in Fisheries & Water

A MELBOURNE-based PhD student is assessing the conservation risk for freshwater fish in the Kimberley in the belief many are in danger of extinction but are not listed as threatened.

Published in Fisheries & Water
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