Hails from: Penarth, Wales. Carys now lives in Perth, Western Australia.
Past life: A journalism graduate from Curtin University, Carys has written for university publications Inkwire and The Western Independent. She has also written for Scoop Publishing’s Perth Guide, and the Community Newspaper Group’s North Coast Weekender. These days, Carys dabbles in fashion writing and other freelance journalism. She enjoys writing for ScienceNetwork WA and learning new things about the world of science.
Favourite science: Health and medicine, agriculture and food.
Loves: The French language, reading fashion and lifestyle magazines, baking, and finding the best new brunch spots.
HUMANS are constantly evolving but a lack of progress in track and field athletics has a WA sports science expert asking why we’re not getting any better as the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro enters its second week.
FOR some people, video gaming is an activity relegated to the weekends and that all too rare spare time.
Breastfeeding can have a positive effect on a child’s hearing and language development, after being found to protect them from ear disease otitis media.
LOCAL GP’s, pharmacists and other health professionals are being urged to discuss how much alcohol older people should drink, as they are more physiologically at-risk of the effects of drinking.
WESTERN Australia’s southwest boasts a smorgasbord of culinary talent, but it’s the local dolphins that are proving to be skilled and unique chefs.
MANY of us will overindulge in the festive fare on offer this Christmas, but we might think twice about eating something on the naughty side if that food features a label noting the time it takes to burn off that particular food.
MANDATORY training for midwives in facilitating water births could help banish a stigma that is attached to the birthing practice, according to a Perth midwife.
BUNBURY dolphins are at risk of increased underwater noise levels and vessel disturbance, with proposed works to the Koombana Bay area.
NURSING staff who cared for newborn preterm infants in hospital could provide follow-up advice for new parents—thereby alleviating their fears of caring for their child at home which could have harmful consequences on their future.