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Murdoch student finalist for Premier’s Science Awards

July 28th, 2014

Murdoch PhD student, Tobias Prosin, is a finalist in the 2014 Premier’s Science Awards. Tobias is a concentrated solar thermal (CST) engineer who is pioneering the introduction of this new field of renewable energy technology in Australia.

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Native species may be hindering fox control efforts

July 28th, 2014

Native species interfering with ground distributed baits used to control foxes in south west Western Australia may mean the baits are not available to the target species, a Murdoch University study has found.

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Students head north to provide care to remote communities

July 28th, 2014

Fifth year chiropractic students are heading to remote areas in north Western Australia in August to provide free chiropractic treatment to people who would not normally have access.

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Opinion: Achieving elusive justice for flight MH17 victims will be a challenge

July 25th, 2014

Lorraine Finlay, a lecturer in the School of Law at Murdoch University looks at how history and recent events suggest that justice under international law is elusive and difficult to deliver.

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Murdoch’s key role in groundbreaking wheat research

July 23rd, 2014

Murdoch University wheat researcher Professor Rudi Appels has played a key role in an international research project which has published the draft sequence of the bread wheat genome in the prestigious journal Science.

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Opinion: Sexuality and swimmers: why Thorpe's story made a splash

July 22nd, 2014

Professor Toby Miller examines the link between sponsorship and celebrity endorsements in light of Ian Thorpe's recent announcement.

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Opinion: Shocks to the system and the geopolitics of flight MH17

July 18th, 2014

International politics expert, Professor Mark Beeson explores the concept of international outrage in The Conversation.

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Clever squirrels keep a close eye on humans

July 18th, 2014

Wildlife biologists at Murdoch and Curtin universities have joined forces to study how animals respond to human presence and how that response determines their success living in urban habitats.

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Murdoch conference draws attention to ongoing dieback fight

July 17th, 2014

The effects of the devastating plant disease Phytophthora dieback, a concern for the south-west of Western Australia and internationally, will be highlighted at the 13th annual Dieback Information Group (DIG) conference Murdoch University on Friday, July 18.

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WASA win for Rottnest prison documentary

July 16th, 2014

A documentary co-written and produced by Murdoch University filmmakers Glen Stasiuk and Jeffory Asselin won the award for Outstanding Achievement in the 'Feature Film – Factual' category at the recent WA Screen Awards (WASAs).

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Opinion: World Cup fans are the latest to be targeted by cyber criminals

July 11th, 2014

Information Systems Lecturer, Dr Nik Thompson investigates how cyber criminals exploited the public’s enthusiasm for the most watched and most profitable sporting event in the world in his latest piece in The Conversation.

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Opinion: The political and geographical limits of morality

July 9th, 2014

Political scientist Professor Mark Beeson posed some tough questions in his recent piece about asylum seekers in The Conversation.

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Former WA Chief Scientist is new Murdoch University Ambassador

July 8th, 2014

Former WA Chief Scientist Professor Lyn Beazley has become the new Sir Walter Murdoch Distinguished Professor of Science.

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