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.


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

CONFLICT between teachers and students in kindergarten and pre-primary has been directly linked to increased future problems with victimisation, aggression and hyperactivity problems, research suggests.

Monday, 20 October 2014 06:00

Arctic UV boosts plankton production

INCREASING ozone depletion in the Arctic and the 24-hour sunlight of its summer days have a surprising effect on plankton activity, new research suggests.

LOWER status in a peer group can increase the risk of a woman facing sexual aggression in nightclubs, research suggests.

Tuesday, 14 October 2014 06:00

Exercise benefits colon cancer survivors

COLON cancer survivors who engage in moderate- to vigorous-intensity exercise have a significantly higher health-related quality of life, according to recent research.

Friday, 10 October 2014 06:00

Aquatic herbicide considered for crop weed

AN AQUATIC herbicide could be a weapon in the fight against multi-herbicide-resistant Annual ryegrass (Lolium rigidum), one of the most costly and persistent weeds in the Wheatbelt.

A NEW public health model for supporting mourning is one step closer to being implemented, according to Curtin and La Trobe University researchers.

CHILDREN and teenagers need more say in the design of public spaces such as parks and playgrounds, University of Western Australia researchers contend.

Thursday, 25 September 2014 06:00

Guidelines relieve pressure on bedsore fallout

REDUCING pressure injuries in healthcare settings is the goal of a new international clinical practice guideline involving local and national researchers.

Tuesday, 30 September 2014 10:00

Winemaking taint smoked out

WINEMAKING methods influence the degree of smoke taint in wines made from smoke-exposed grapes, new research suggests.

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