• Perth community can help save Carnaby’s cockatoo
    Posted in: 2016, WA

    Endangered Carnaby’s cockatoos are adapting to urban life in Perth suburbs. And new research has shown how the community can help save them by creating cockatoo-friendly suburbs. A world-first study used satellite technology to track the wild cockatoos, which are found only in Australia’s south-west and are often spotted in the suburbs of Perth Christine […]

  • A window on Earth’s first life forms: finding more stromatolites
    Posted in: 2016, WA

    Stromatolites have been discovered beyond the well-researched south-east corner of Hamelin Pool, in Shark Bay Western Australia, according to a researcher from Bush Heritage. Erica Suosaari donned a wetsuit and spent three years being dragged behind a boat to investigate the entire pool for the first time. She found stromatolites around almost the entire 135km […]

  • Stronger kids more coordinated, more involved
    Posted in: 2016, WA

    Whether kids can catch, throw, and kick a ball with their peers depends on their muscle strength, according to research done at the University of Western Australia. Bonnie Furzer, an exercise physiologist, studied the skills of children aged between six and 12, ranging from those with poor coordination to highly skilled athletes. “We put the […]