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What would you want them to do?

ACP: Be open, be ready, be heard.

Yoshitaa Thadhani, Reporter

May 3, 2018

Advance Care Planning is a medical care plan made in advance, in case of an event when you are either too injured or sick to make a decision about yourself. An example provided by Palliative Care Australia, the national peak body for palliative care, is that if you were sick and unable to make a...

If you’re inactive and you know it, clap your hands

children riding scooters

Sasha Parissis, ECU Reporter

April 26, 2018

Running around a playground, climbing trees, riding a bike or playing chasey, are all activities one might remember doing when they were a young child. However, according to a recent study conducted by The University of Western Australia (UWA), 66% of children aged between two and five years old, “… ...

The taming of the brew

cold brew coffee

Olivia Morris, Reporter

April 26, 2018

Looking a bit like long black; cold brew coffee is the newest caffeinated beverage on everyone's lips. Cold brew uses time, rather than heat, to extract coffee’s oils, sugars, and caffeine. By letting the coffee beans brew for 12-24 hours at room temperature, the slow process extracts the flavours...

New speedbumps target speeders

New speedbumps target speeders

Chiko-Martin Miti, Reporter

April 26, 2018

Thumping over speed bumps is irritating and potentially bad for cars too, so Curtin University is trialling a new kind of speed bump that only rattles speeders and gives good drivers a smooth ride. Perth’s Curtin University claims to be very conscious of providing a safe environment for its staff...

Opinion: Are we over the PCH plague?

 Intensive Care rooms at PCH

Venine Palm, Reporter

April 12, 2018

We’ve all heard of the saying “good things come to those who wait”, and when it comes to the long-awaited opening of the Perth Children’s Hospital (PCH), we sure hope this is the case. Just two weeks ago the McGowan Government announced that the opening of PCH will commence in May, with the...

Veganism, is it worth it?

A variety of vegan food -CC0 Creative Commons

Connor Mallis, Reporter

April 12, 2018

Vegan diets are becoming ever more popular and widespread throughout the western culture. With the trend correlating with a wealthy and healthy lifestyle. Veganism is a diet where the consumer consumes no meat or animal-derived related ingredients. This is what separates a vegan from a vegetarian. A...

Supercomputers in our backyard

Magnus supercomputer, courtesy the Pawsey Supercomputer Centre.

Linton Price, Reporter

April 12, 2018

Sitting in the quiet south end of Kensington, South Perth, the Pawsey Supercomputing Centre houses some of the most powerful computers in the southern hemisphere. These machines are used in scientific research and are invaluable for the variety of services they offer, from analysis to data storage. Pawsey...

Bird’s eye view

Robin (CC BY-SA 2.0)

Jacob Wall, ECU Reporter

April 12, 2018

Scientists have wondered for decades on how birds are able to navigate home from unfamiliar places or correctly migrate to areas tens of thousands of kilometres away. Studies of magnetic coils or scent deprivation have shown birds use a variety of clues from the environment around them in order to...

Great Barrier bleach

Great Barrier Reef coral

Sasha Parissis, ECU Reporter

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; the ecosystem was selected as a World Heritage site in 1981. However, the reef has been deterior...

Tobacco or e-cigarettes?

Tobacco or e-cigarettes?

Ryan Ausden, Reporter

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 poison should remain regarded as such in Australia. It i...

Getting into the wine business

Getting into the wine business

Chiko-Martin Miti, Reporter

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 of red wine drinkers have shown that "moderate" consumption may help people live longer, protect against certain c...

The danger of deathcap mushrooms

Wild Death Cap Mushroom

Bella Sardelis, Reporter

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...

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