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Native lizards have been discovered with rat poison in their livers. Picture credit: JJ Harrison (

Scientists sound alarm as rat poison found in native snakes and lizards

October 28, 2020

Native snakes and lizards harbour rat poison in their livers that act like toxic time bombs and spread...

Workers gather outside the construction site where the glass roof collapsed.

Curtin Uni roof collapse: One dead, two injured

October 14, 2020

The 23-year-old worker died when a glass roof collapsed at a building under construction at Curtin’s Bentley campus in WA.

Genetics the key to butting out smoking

June 3, 2020

Scientists have uncovered a clue that may help smokers quit the habit - but what works best, all depends...

Novel Augmented Reality Technology To Help Teens Struggling with Anxiety. Photo Credit: David Grandmougin on Unsplash

Virtual reality revolution for mental health treatment

June 3, 2020

Augmented reality could help treat a growing “mental health pandemic” among Australian teenagers,...

Trials have begun with Alcolizer's newest technology, with multiple examples being produced.
Photo credit: Alcolizer

Handheld coronavirus testing kit set for production

June 2, 2020

A small WA company is taking on a big role in Australia’s fight against coronavirus. With more than...

Photo by Richard Iwaki on Unsplash

Catering giants turn skills to cooking for needy

June 2, 2020

Chefs from some of Perth’s biggest venues have come together to produce more than 20,000 packaged meals...

Photo by Brian Wangenheim on Unsplash

Scientists fire lasers and poison in war on feral cats

June 2, 2020

Scientists are targeting feral cats with lasers and poison gel in a war against an introduced pest decimating...

Photo by Sebastian Pena Lambarri on Unsplash

Oysters used to spy on water quality, save fish

May 27, 2020

New water testing technology is turning WA’s oysters into spies. The device called “Spyvalve” is a biological sensor that is attache...

Old-growth logging claims halts chainsaws

Old-growth logging claims halts chainsaws

May 27, 2020

Controversial logging of jarrah forest near Bridgetown, in WA’s South-West, has been suspended as protesters...

Pet cats ‘devastating’ wildlife across the country

May 26, 2020

Roaming pet cats have "devastating" impacts on native wildlife populations all across Australia, researchers...

Vaccination remains a contentious issue for Fremantle parents, whose children have some of the lowest immunisation rates in the country. Photo by CDC on Unsplash

Fears anti-vax explosion fuelled by social media

May 26, 2020

Researchers are predicting an explosion in anti-vaccination sentiment in the next decade as online conspiracy...

Facelift for federation building ends decades of neglect

May 26, 2020

Despite being more than 100-years-old, the Post and Telegraph Office in East Fremantle is set to get...

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