Rob Payne

Rob Payne


Hails from: Toronto, Canada.
Past life: Rob has written over 100 articles for ScienceNetwork WA and has promoted WA science to local, national and international audiences through his work with Murdoch University. He is the author of five novels, editor of two anthologies of fiction and former editor of Quarry magazine in Canada.  
Favourite science: Rob has a great admiration and interest in UWA’s Oceans Institute. He believes the untapped potential of the world’s oceans is astonishing.
Loves: The arts, reading, travel.

Wednesday, 10 December 2014 10:00

Self-doubt hampers disaster preparation efforts

PEOPLE who are indecisive rather than anxious are more likely to be under-prepared for disasters, such as bushfires, according to a recent study.

A SURVEY of metal concentrations in 253 food and beverages commonly eaten by Western Australians has turned up mixed results.

Tuesday, 25 November 2014 10:00

Oral health improves via education

BETTER integration with primary health care, community outreach programs and culturally appropriate family and community programs could improve Indigenous dental health in Western Australia, research suggests.

Wednesday, 19 November 2014 06:00

Local company powers up with food waste

GARDEN products company Richgro is using Western Australian food waste to power their operations in a new zero-waste system.

Monday, 17 November 2014 10:00

Black bream reflects Swan River decline

THE GROWTH and body condition of black bream (Acanthopagrus butcheri) in the Swan River Estuary have declined significantly during the last 20 years, Murdoch University research contends.

A TOOL to help athletes consistently and reliably measure their level of post-performance exhaustion has been developed by Murdoch University researchers.

Monday, 10 November 2014 06:00

Grain-fed cattle linked to tougher beef

FINISHING beef cattle on grain leads to higher body temperatures before and after slaughter, which can diminish meat quality, research says.

Tuesday, 04 November 2014 06:00

More toxicity in canola-based biodiesel

EXHAUST from pure canola oil biodiesel is more lethal for human epithelial cells than that from traditional diesel, new research contends.

TWENTY community pharmacies in Western Australia are trialling a short, simple and self-administered questionnaire for people with bowel problems.

THE eating habits of overweight or obese adolescents differ according to gender, new research suggests.

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