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Bestof2013AN ACTION packed year for science in Western Australia, we saw our Chief Scientist Lyn Beazley step down from the role, while the Premier Colin Barnett took on the Science Portfolio and opened the ‘Office of Science’.

Red Knot_RoebuckBay_Ric_ElseSCIENTISTS at the Royal Netherlands Institute of Sea Research have been sampling Roebuck Bay’s benthic marine life, as part of a larger study of migrating shorebirds.

YardieCreek caperange_stalagmitePALEOCLIMATIC reconstructions from West Australian stalagmites have demonstrated how historic climatic events still determine Australia’s current climate variability.

Baby pianoSUGAR is not the cause of hyperactivity in children, nor does classical music make babies smarter but some scientific evidence does exist supporting the popular notions that mobile phones, tight underwear and bike riding really could reduce sperm health.

Published in Health & Medicine

Conifer CallitrisglaucophyllaSOUTHERN hemisphere conifers’ reproductive habits have been uncovered in research monitoring their responses to environmental change.

sponges conferenceWATHE immense diversity of sponge species in West Australian waters has been celebrated at the 9th World Sponge Conference earlier this month.

Published in Fisheries & Water

Fitzroy RiverLOCAL researchers have presented the first quantitative evidence to support the perception that accessibility to ephemeral (transitory) rivers in WA’s north may impact the abundance of some fish species.

Published in Fisheries & Water

CometISON CreditNASAWHEN Comet ISON was discovered by amateur astronomers in September last year it was quickly dubbed the comet of the century.

Published in Space

Devonian fossil_reefAN organic geochemist has found fat molecules within fossilised remains in the central Kimberley’s Devonian Reef.

Published in Fisheries & Water

Sea Snake_Aipysurus_laevis2_Vimoksalehi_LukoschekSEA snake populations at Ashmore Reef, a biodiversity hotspot off the Kimberley's coast, have dropped dramatically in numbers with some common species disappearing altogether, according to recent research.

Published in Fisheries & Water
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