The year 2020 was the equal warmest on record for the planet, but NASA says it could have been worse without the Australian bushfires.
The coronavirus pandemic is as confusing as it is terrifying. Here, Australia’s top scientists answer the most important questions about the virus — and debunk its most damaging myths.
Is 2021 the year that will see the world liberated from the clutches of COVID-19? John Flint interviewed Australia’s leading scientists to address the key questions about where the pandemic is headed.
It was the year the drought broke, but 2020 shattered plenty of climate records across the country.
Face masks can stop 99.9 per cent of respiratory droplets carrying COVID-19 being transmitted, Edinburgh University researchers say.
A new arcade dance-style video game is being trialled in aged care homes to improve residents' brain function and balance.
Australian stargazers are in for some late nights and early mornings watching planets align and shooting stars light up the night sky throughout the next week.
A maths professor has lashed out at a proposal by Murdoch University to cancel degrees in science and maths disciplines, saying the changes will produce graduates without the skills they need.
Jessica Buck and Sabine Bellstedt will be visible role models and engage in the media over the coming year to smash stereotypes on what a STEM expert looks like.
An 81-year-old snapper caught off WA’s north coast has taken the title of the oldest tropical reef fish in the world.
In the Great Barrier Reef heat stress reduces the diversity of corals' gas emissions, which might also suppress their ability to cope with high temperatures.
The national focus on improving Australian students’ STEM skills could lead to more people graduating with degrees they may never use, a Curtin University labour market expert has warned.
WA’s $50 million honey bee industry could get a serious boost from Curtin University research that could allow beekeepers to predict good and bad seasons.
Australia’s climate has gotten extremely hot extremely quickly, according to a new report – and there are warnings about what we should expect next.
A fireball and massive sonic boom has created shock waves across country WA, with locals saying it sounded like ‘a meth lab blew up’. Experts have credited a piece of asteroid hitting the atmosphere.
Today The West Australian celebrates a scientist and a teacher who are leading the charge on innovation and enthusiasm for science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
A physicist from the University of WA has taken home the country’s richest and most prestigious science honour, the Prime Minister’s Prize for Science.
Willetton Senior High School teacher Darren Hamley says he wants students to ‘burst through the door and say ‘you wouldn’t believe what I did at school today’.’
Experiencing Beijing’s choking smog as a seven-year-old had such a big impact on Curtin University student Tiffany Verga that it helped shape her career choices 15 years later.
WA researchers have discovered 13 spooky new arachnid species in the Pilbara, just in time for Halloween.
In what was a bumper year for Curtin University, four scientists will be recognised at this year’s WA Young Tall Poppy Science awards for her efforts to help change the world for the better.
New research shows some people have a genetic predisposition towards better relationships - but there’s good news even for those of us who don’t carry the gene in question.
Scientists at Flinders University in Adelaide have discovered that people are undergoing a micro-evolution including babies being born without wisdom teeth as human jaws continue to shrink.
The pioneering scientist whose team found the DNA of Bradley Edwards on Ciara Glennon says the gratitude of her father Denis was an emotional climax to his central role in WA’s trial of the century.
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