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Public talk: Drones and tags unveil whale mysteries

March 24th, 2017

An image of a southern right whale and her white calf taken by a drone

The high tech wonders of how drones and tags are used in whale research will be presented in a free public lecture at Murdoch on Monday, 27 March.

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Sawfish exposed as the ultimate stealth hunter

March 23rd, 2017

Sawfish rostrum

New research has revealed the lethal side swipes of sawfishes’ distinctive rostra are barely detectable to their prey.

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Global audience for food technology

March 22nd, 2017

A researcher who has discovered how to stop mould growing on fresh food will join a select group of innovators charged with improving global health outcomes through food. Murdoch University plant disease researcher Dr Kirsty Bayliss has been named as a 2017 LAUNCH Food Innovator, and will travel to San Francisco later this month for an intensive global forum on food choices.

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Making Australia’s health care system better

March 20th, 2017

A Murdoch University health policy expert is calling for an overhaul of Australia’s health care system to make it more efficient, equitable and accessible.

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Research Profile: Professor Wendall Ela

March 18th, 2017

Professor Wendell Ela is researching small-scale, local solutions to the world’s water shortage.

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Free public lecture: How nature can help catch criminals

March 17th, 2017

Dr Paola Magni

The fascinating role of insects, crustaceans and plants in criminal investigations will be presented in a free public lecture at Murdoch on Monday, 20 March. Dr Paola Magni, a forensic biologist with a focus on entomology, will talk about a number of cases where these organisms have helped investigators understand crucial facts about murders, and even help lead them to the perpetrators.

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Opinion: Educational disadvantage is a huge problem in Australia – we can’t just carry on the same

March 16th, 2017

Associate Professor Laura Perry from Murdoch University’s School of Education, tackles the issue of educational disadvantage in Australia in an opinion piece for The Conversation.

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Free public lecture: The Truth About Crime

March 12th, 2017

Dr Joe Clare is a criminologist who lectures in Murdoch

The truth about crime statistics and how best to prevent crime will be the topic of a free public lecture at Murdoch University on Monday, 13 March.

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Opinion: Roe 8: Perth’s environmental flashpoint in the WA election

March 11th, 2017

Bibra Lake, which is part of the Beeliar Wetlands

In an opinion piece for The Conversation, Dr Jane Chambers and Emeritus Professor Philip Jennings from Murdoch University discuss the impact of the Roe 8 extension on the Beeliar Wetlands.

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Opinion: Are children more likely to read books on paper or screens?

March 10th, 2017

A new study has debunked the popular assumption that children prefer to read on screens, showing that paper books have an important role to play in nurturing early literacy. In a co-authored article for The Conversation, Murdoch University education researcher Dr Margaret Merga discussed the findings of the 2016 Western Australian Study into Children’s Book Reading.

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