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New Harry Butler Science Centre to continue environmental pioneer’s legacy

June 19th, 2018

Murdoch leaders on Barrow Island

Murdoch University research on remote Barrow Island will set a new world standard for protection of delicate ecosystems alongside industrial development.

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Federal funding boosts forensics research

June 18th, 2018

A research project aimed at creating the next generation of Australian forensic experts has received a funding boost from the Federal Government.

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Could quenda poo restore our gum trees?

June 18th, 2018

Droppings from a rabbit-sized native Australian digging marsupial are being studied by Murdoch researchers, who have found they are important in dispersing beneficial fungi that can help eucalyptus seedlings grow.

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Opinion: Are solar panels a middle-class purchase? This survey says yes

June 15th, 2018

solar panels

In an article for The Conversation, Adam McHugh explains his new research findings into solar panel uptake in the suburbs.

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Opinion: Mass slaughter of wedge-tailed eagles could have Australia-wide consequences

June 14th, 2018

Wedge-tailed Eagles (pic Simon Cherriman)

In an article for The Conversation, PhD researcher Simon Cherriman explains how the recent poisoning of 136 wedge-tailed eagles in East Gippsland could have ecological consequences across Australia.

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Students take ‘Street Law’ to classroom

June 14th, 2018

Murdoch student Joseph Gleason with Sacred Heart pupils

Murdoch University students have been nurturing passions for law among high school pupils as part of a program that aims to advance legal knowledge.

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Opinion: How does altitude affect the body?

June 13th, 2018

Mountaineering

In an article for The Conversation, Murdoch University researcher Dr Brendan Scott from the School of Psychology and Exercise Science explains why altitude affects people differently.

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IT experts of the future to benefit from new gaming and network facility

June 13th, 2018

From Semester 2 this year, students studying within the Murdoch University School of Engineering & IT will have access to a new state-of-the-art networking and gaming facility, which is on track for completion by the University’s open day in July. The new 24-hour facility will feature an IT innovation hub to facilitate training and research; […]

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Unmaking a murderer: how interrogations can lead to false confessions

June 12th, 2018

Police interrogation

A Murdoch University criminologist has developed a new way of mapping police interrogations, which illustrate how they can result in false confessions from suspects.

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Murdoch research centre revolutionises grains research

June 11th, 2018

The State Agricultural Biotechnology Centre (SABC) has played a pivotal role in transforming plant breeding for the Western Australian grains industry over the past 25 years.

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Phenomics appointments to advance precision medicine

June 8th, 2018

Close up of samples

Murdoch University welcomes the appointment of Professor Elaine Holmes as the Premier’s Science Fellow. We also welcome Dr Ruey Leng Loo who has been appointed as the Premier’s Early to Mid-Career Fellow.

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SABC a ‘hotspot’ for agbiotech research for 25 years

June 7th, 2018

Australia’s first agricultural biotechnology research hotel has demonstrated its staying power, celebrating its 25th anniversary at Murdoch University this week.

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Murdoch’s metal men promote STEM program in the Pilbara

June 7th, 2018

Another successful year of the Science Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) outreach program in the Pilbara has concluded, with more than 300 secondary school students in mining communities learning about the basic principles of metal extraction.

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