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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,...

No go at Gogo

No go at Gogo

March 15, 2018

Environmentalists have published a scientific statement against an irrigation proposal at Gogo Station, 11km south of Fitzroy Crossing in the Kimberley, claiming the proposal would cause catastrophic damag...

Global warming sending reefs deeper and fish further

Global warming sending reefs deeper and fish further

October 23, 2017

Due to global warming, rising water temperatures are having dramatic effects on the ecology of coral reefs, recent studies have shown. One study shows that as waters warm, fish are able to extend their...

Mobile kitchen pops up at ECU

Mobile kitchen pops up at ECU

October 22, 2017

For several weeks, the presence of a large vehicle in the car park has puzzled students at Edith Cowan University in Mt Lawley. ECU Daily saw this as an opportunity to investigate and educate. Kristy...

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