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The Great Southern region’s underwater video technology and powerful citizen science projects were on display this National Science Week.

SEVEN years after propagating its rare seeds, Kings Park scientists are celebrating the first flowers in their population of the elusive southern Queen of Sheba orchids (Thelymitra variegata).

A STUDY of grazing systems on a Bremer Bay farm suggests cropping into perennial pasture could increase livestock production without depleting soil carbon levels.

Published in Agriculture & Food

THE mountain bell shrub, which is partly named after Charles Darwin’s grandfather, can be examined at a molecular level for the first time in Albany after the installation of a state-of-the-art genetics laboratory.

SPIDERS terrify many people but one man’s passion for a flamboyant creepy crawly with captivating courtship rituals is converting arachnophobes to arachnophiles, one amusing video at a time.

Geared up for science

24/08/2015 - 16:06

More than 30 Albany residents gathered in early August to learn about the science of cycling with local enthusiast Stuart Passmore for the latest Science in our Community event from the Great Southern Science Council.

WHEN most people put their green-topped wheelie bin out for collection, they would not expect their general household waste to end up as compost, but an innovative Perth recycling facility has been making the conversion for the past decade.

THE development of molecular sequencing tools to help detect and diagnose Phytophthora plant pathogens was just one of the latest research avenues discussed at a recent forum in Albany.

SCIENCE has been vital for WA's development and will underpin the state's future.

Published in WA's Chief Scientist

COUNTLESS native mammals who would have otherwise made a foxes easy meal owe their lives to award-winning Albany wildlife warrior Peter Collins—but he says he is just doing what he loves.

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