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Great Barrier bleach

Great Barrier bleach

April 5, 2018

It is the 2,300 kilometres of coral reef that makes Australia’s Great Barrier Reef the largest of its kind in the world. Home to 4,000 types of mollusc, 1,500 species of fish, and 400 types of coral;...

Tobacco or e-cigarettes?

Tobacco or e-cigarettes?

April 5, 2018

After a year-long inquiry into e-cigarettes and health concerns surrounding the nicotine liquid that is required to vape, the Standing Committee on Health, Aged Care and Sport has concluded that the liquid that is currently classified as a poiso...

Getting into the wine business

Getting into the wine business

March 29, 2018

Wine has been a part of human culture for millennia, dating back to 4100 BCE, it is an alcoholic beverage that is made from fermented grape juices and other nutritious ingredients. Recent studies especially...

The danger of deathcap mushrooms

The danger of deathcap mushrooms

March 29, 2018

The Food Safety Information Council warns Western Australians not to pick or eat wild mushrooms, as deadly deathcap mushrooms are beginning to appear in Southern and Western Australia. In a media release, Council Chairwoman Rachelle Williams said that gathering wild mushrooms can be a life-threatening ri...

Juiced up! Is juice healthy?

Juiced up! Is juice healthy?

March 29, 2018

Fruit juice is often thought of as a healthier alternative to a soft drink or other sugary beverages, it is a by-product of a fruit after all. So are fruit juices really as healthy as we think they are? According...

Stephen Hawking and MND

Stephen Hawking and MND

March 22, 2018

It has been over a week since Stephen Hawking passed away and tributes for the most celebrated and influential Physicist of the twentieth century continue to pour in. Diagnosed with Motor-Neurone Disease...

Platypus milk could save lives

Platypus milk could save lives

March 22, 2018

Drug resistant bacterial infections are getting serious, not only in Australian hospitals, but all over the world. According to a report compiled by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, there were 1,502 cases of one of the most serious and l...

Addiction and harm: Alcohol vs Marijuana

Addiction and harm: Alcohol vs Marijuana

March 22, 2018

Substance dependency and substance abuse will always lead to harmful effects on the body no matter what the poison of choice is. The long-fought argument over which is more harmful, alcohol or cannabis...

22 New genetic causes of strokes

22 New genetic causes of strokes

March 22, 2018

In WA, this year more than 5000 strokes are expected to happen and in the world, it is the second most common cause of death and disability. How does this make you feel? When you see the word stroke...

Message bottles and modern oceanography

Message bottles and modern oceanography

March 15, 2018

On June 12, 1886 Captain O. Diekmann from a German Naval Observatory ship threw a bottle overboard with a message. The message stated the date, time and coordinates for where the bottle originated and...

Song of the first stars

Song of the first stars

March 15, 2018

Using a telescope the size of a dinner table in the Western Australian bush, scientists have verified a signal from the earliest stars in the universe. With a paper recently published in science journal...

Depressed, lonely or both?

Depressed, lonely or both?

March 15, 2018

Depression was once a condition that only affected a small portion of the population but by 2017 it had become the most common type of mental illness worldwide. Despite widespread medication  for it,...

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