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‘Fading Lights’ brings atomic bombings into focus

August 4th, 2015

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Researchers from Curtin and Murdoch universities have used digital technologies to reveal forgotten histories of Australian military experiences in Japan during and after World War Two.

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Student given chance to rub shoulders with world leaders

July 28th, 2015

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Sir Walter Murdoch School masters student, Claire Smith, has been given the opportunity of a lifetime after being chosen for a scholarship that will see her meet Australia’s leaders in Canberra before heading to Paris to take part in the COP21, the UN’s crucial international conference on climate change.

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Student research finds that recycling is a win-win for building site waste

July 28th, 2015

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Murdoch University environmental engineering undergraduates have conducted a small scale research project into construction waste generated on building sites, finding that almost 14 per cent (almost 28 tonnes) of ordered materials are discarded from the average home site and that around 80 per cent of spare materials could be recovered for resuse or recycling.

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Disease threat to declining mammals of Top End

July 27th, 2015

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A disease investigation into the cause of the alarming decline in small native mammals of the Top End has shed light on the challenge facing Australia in saving our unique wildlife.

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Humpback whales make a comeback in Australian waters

July 27th, 2015

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A review of the scientific research on the recovery of Australia’s humpback whale populations has revealed that they are increasing at a remarkable rate and that the increase is among the highest documented worldwide, according to a paper published in the journal, Marine Policy.

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Hazy beer culprits caught

July 24th, 2015

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Professor Chengdao Li, from Murdoch University’s Western Barley Genetics Alliance and Dr Lingzhen Ye of Zhejiang University have identified the protein in barley that causes beer to haze.

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Darwinian moment of discovery leads to Eureka Prize nomination

July 24th, 2015


Aileen Elliot, a technician in parasitology at Murdoch University has been selected as a finalist for the 2015 New Scientist Eureka Prize for Science Photography.

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Murdoch loses passionate supporter of higher education

July 23rd, 2015

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Murdoch lost a tireless campaigner for higher education and supporter of the University when Federal Liberal MP, Don Randall, member for the Western Australian electorate of Canning tragically passed away on July 21.

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Dog blood donors wanted for sick pets

July 21st, 2015

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Murdoch University’s Veterinary Hospital is looking for caring dog owners who would be willing to volunteer their pets to become regular blood donors and save lives.

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Murdoch University students carve up national meat judging program

July 17th, 2015

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Murdoch University’s largest ever team of 13 Animal and Veterinary Science students have returned home victorious from the 2015 Australian Intercollegiate Meat Judging (ICMJ) Association Competition.

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Opinion: When a parent is killed: family tragedy is often a mark of our broader feelings.

July 16th, 2015

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Following the tragic death of Adelaide AFL coach Phil Walsh, Dr Jaimie Zander, writing in The Conversation, considers the extent to which murder within a family reflects social failure.

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Federal Government backs Murdoch research projects

July 10th, 2015

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Murdoch University has been awarded more than $1.5 million in the latest round of the Australian Research Council’s (ARC) Linkage Projects scheme.

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Food security inquiry visits Vietnam

July 9th, 2015

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Improving the nutritional quality of rice and reforming farming practices so they are more efficient are among the food security issues facing Vietnam, the Second Murdoch Commission has found.

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