Latest news from the region
PALEOCLIMATIC reconstructions from West Australian stalagmites have demonstrated how historic climatic events still determine Australia’s current climate variability.
SUGAR 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.
SOUTHERN hemisphere conifers’ reproductive habits have been uncovered in research monitoring their responses to environmental change.
THE immense diversity of sponge species in West Australian waters has been celebrated at the 9th World Sponge Conference earlier this month.
LOCAL 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.
WHEN Comet ISON was discovered by amateur astronomers in September last year it was quickly dubbed the comet of the century.
AN organic geochemist has found fat molecules within fossilised remains in the central Kimberley’s Devonian Reef.
SEA 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.
A SUB-SPECIES of a small shorebird, spends much of the northern winter feeding at Roebuck Bay and Eighty Mile Beach in the Kimberley.
THE West Australian and Northern Territory health departments have collaborated to detail the containment of a 2011 measles outbreak originating from an offshore exploration platform which highlights how widely fly-in fly-out workers can spread contagious disease.