Latest news from the region
A JAPANESE geologist exploring the Pilbara coast says an unusual rock formation provides an opportunity to study ancient paleo-environmental conditions and possibly the origins of life.
INTERACTIONS between visitors to Karijini National Park in the Pilbara and park rangers makes for happier visitors, according to recent research.
RESEARCH into a type of Fat-tailed gecko (Diplodactylus conspicillatus) in northern Australia has revealed it is not one species but seven.
TWO populations of translocated boodies (Bettongia lesueur) which were set up to re-establish locally extinct species at Lorna Glen in the Murchison have created a thriving population made up of fertile hybrid offspring.
A FOSSIL discovery in WA's northwest suggests that a family of microbes has persisted essentially unchanged for the past 2.3 billion years—half the age of Earth.
A UWA geologist has proposed a hypothesis which threatens to overturn conventional notions of the way Banded Ironstone Formations (BIF) first evolved.
A group of Karratha locals got to see first-hand how the science of cooking exposes some common food myths that even famous chefs get wrong.
A MURDOCH University molecular ecologist says "Judas camels" fitted with tracking devices greatly enhance the chances of finding and subsequently culling wild camels (Camelus dromedarius) in Australia's deserts.
RECENT archaeological digs at Barrow Island and the Montebello Islands off the Pilbara coast have revealed a number of artefacts which have helped build a unique record of coastal habitation by early humans.
A UWA geologist says the high-grade iron ore reserve at Wiluna West in the Mid West is similar to those being mined at Mt Tom Price, Paraburdoo and Mt WhaleBack in the Pilbara.