Latest news from the region

SCIENTISTS now have a better understanding of how pygmy blue whales (Balaenoptera musculus brevicauda) migrate into equatorial waters outside the austral summer, thanks to the use of satellite tags.

Published in Fisheries & Water

A PhD candidate and Indigenous rangers are working to train wild goannas to avoid eating toxic cane toads (Bufo marinus).

PALAEONTOLOGISTS are using a range of old and new techniques to map the Broome Sandstone dinosaur trackways.

INFORMATION from a lone surviving ocean drifter has been used by scientists to better understand how Indian Ocean currents impact on WA fish stocks.

Published in Fisheries & Water

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. 

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