Rob Payne

Rob Payne

Journalist

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.

 

Sunday, 21 September 2014 06:00

Western diet leads to poorer performance

HIGHER intake of a western diet by 14-year-olds has been linked with diminished cognitive performance at age 17.

MARINE bacterial communities are highly resistant to elevated carbon dioxide levels and ocean acidification, a new study has found.

Saturday, 13 September 2014 06:00

Active workplaces a solution to sedentary work

WORKSTATIONS that promote active movement can be effective in reducing sedentary time without compromising job performance, a new review suggests.

UTILISING rapid-growth tree plantations could support water management in dryland farming systems while producing feedstock for bioenergy, new research contends.

Monday, 01 September 2014 10:00

Oral cancer rates higher among rural men

ORAL cancer in Western Australia is on the rise with trends showing a regional-urban divide, two recent studies contend.

A 30-year-old Western Australian man has become the second ever in the world to be diagnosed with a Chlorella wound infection.

Tuesday, 19 August 2014 06:05

Quality of life and Alzheimer’s assessed

A DECLINE in cognitive functions does not necessarily mean lower health-related quality of life for people diagnosed with mild to moderate Alzheimer’s disease, new research suggests.

THE twice-daily application of a common, readily available moisturiser has been shown to reduce the frequency of skin tears in the elderly by almost 50 per cent, new research shows.

RESEARCHERS have tested two new methods for calculating and inserting vital missing data into wave models for future coastal and offshore engineering planning.

Thursday, 07 August 2014 09:00

Sight set on resilient weed

THE first glyphosate-resistant wild radish (Raphanus raphanistrum L.) populations have been identified by researchers from the Australian Herbicide Resistance Initiative (AHRI) at The University of Western Australia.

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