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Check out these opinion pieces, covering local and international scientific issues and topics, aiming to facilitate discussion and debate about science in Western Australia.
Matt Tilley, Lecturer in Sexology and Postgraduate Course Coordinator at Curtin University
Sexology is the interdisciplinary scientific study of human sexuality, including sexual behaviours, interests and function. A sexologist is a trained professional who specialises in human sexuality.
Peter McEvoy, Associate Professor of Clinical Psychology at Curtin University
If you or someone you care about experience an emotional problem it wonâ€™t be long before you hear that cognitive behaviour therapy, or CBT, is probably the treatment of choice.
Christine Carson, Research Associate at Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research and Aron Chakera, Clinical senior lecturer at University of Western Australia
Tucked away just below your ribcage near your spine are two bean-shaped organs known as the kidneys. And when theyâ€™re quietly getting on with their job, itâ€™s easy to forget theyâ€™re there and how important they are. But their absence, or even less-than-optimal performance can have dire consequences.
Michael Westaway, Senior Research Fellow, Environmental Futures Research Institute at Griffith University and Joe Dortch, Honorary Research Fellow at University of Western Australia
Liberal Democrat Senator David Leyonhjelm recently said Australia should not recognise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as the First Australians in legislation because the evidence was only â€śconjectureâ€ť.
Richard Boddington, PhD student in computer science at Murdoch University
Forensics is changing in the digital age, and the legal system is still catching up when it comes to properly employing digital evidence.