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YOU could say Shazzad Hossain is equally adept at working on land or in deep water – at least when it comes to his award-winning research involving soils.

Armed with smartphones the Broome community came out in force to hear the first Science on the Broome Coast talk for 2014. Despite being a Friday night, more than 70 locals surged through Broome Public Library’s doors on March 7, along with a troop of uniformed scouts. 

HOUSES made out of soil, water and lime are becoming a viable and environmentally-friendly option for remote communities of Western Australia.

WEST Australian researchers are confident the native Australian fruit Kakadu plum could provide the most powerful antioxidant treatment yet in combating Alzheimer’s disease.

Published in Health & Medicine

A JOINT study about to begin, will determine whether populations of freshwater catfish in the country’s tropical and sub-tropical regions are free of the Edwardsiella ictaluri bacterium.

Published in Fisheries & Water

A MELBOURNE-based PhD student is assessing the conservation risk for freshwater fish in the Kimberley in the belief many are in danger of extinction but are not listed as threatened.

Published in Fisheries & Water

TWO marine biologists have found a red algae species that resembles a branching coral.

Published in Fisheries & Water

StirlingRange creativeworkerCREATIVE workers are more likely to be drawn to live in rural locations offering diverse physical landscapes and high socio-economic and cultural settings, according to new research.

Published in Social Science

Purple-crowned fairy-wren_Anja_SkroblinPOPULATIONS of the endangered purple-crowned fairy-wren have been found to be isolated across various sections of the Kimberley, hampering conservation efforts for the species.

Bestof2013AN ACTION packed year for science in Western Australia, we saw our Chief Scientist Lyn Beazley step down from the role, while the Premier Colin Barnett took on the Science Portfolio and opened the ‘Office of Science’.