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Let’s Talk About Sex – For Teens

Yvonne Ardley, Staff
June 6, 2017
Filed under Health and Science, Showcase, Slideshow

“I’m going to make your life that much of a living hell you’re going to want to kill yourself.” These were the words texted to 16-year-old Emily* by her boyfriend of three months when she tried to break up with him. Emily’s boyfriend, who had also taken a photo up her skirt without her consent,...

Perth Pot Plant PhD Study

Perth Pot Plant PhD Study

Kimberley McGivern, Reporter
May 30, 2017
Filed under Health and Science, Showcase

Do you love the idea of  owning indoor plants, but can’t even be trusted with a cactus? Then PhD candidate Danica-Lea Larcombe, of ECU, has an offer for you. Ms Larcombe is calling on Perth citizens to participate in her PhD study, that will explore the possible relationships between the microbiota...

WA State Library Commemorates Indigenous Struggle

WA State Library Commemorates Indigenous Struggle

Blair Jackson
May 30, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase

The WA State Library is holding an exhibition to commemorate 50 years since the historic 1967 citizenship referendum for Indigenous Australians. The referendum changed the constitution to count Aboriginal people as full citizens. Damien Webb, Indigenous Special Curator at the State Library, told...

Scientists Extract DNA From Ancient Caves

Scientists Extract DNA From Ancient Caves

Elliot Turner, Reporter
May 30, 2017
Filed under Health and Science, Showcase

Scientists have developed a technique for extracting human DNA from ancient caves that could shape the way we view human evolution. European researchers are working with the University of Wollongong on advanced extraction methods of human sediment. Hominins are a group consisting of modern humans,...

Growing Calls for Margaret Court Arena Name Change

Growing Calls for Margaret Court Arena Name Change

Sean Russell
May 30, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase

Margaret Court is under on-going criticism after saying she would boycott Qantas due to Chief Executive Alan Joyce’s stand on same sex marriage. Calls for Margaret Court Arena to have its named changed have increased over the past couple of days, with tennis legend Martina Naratilova calling for...

The Modern Day Bride

The Modern Day Bride

Sarsha Tombides, Reporter
May 30, 2017
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, News, Showcase

sIf Sex and the City’s, Carrie Bradshaw didn't teach you that weddings were no longer about tradition but fun and fashion, Prince Harry's girlfriend, and Suits star Meaghan Markle did. When Pippa Middleton and hedge fund manager James Matthews tied the knot Ms Markle drew backlash for her choice...

Empowering Chicks Helping the Third World

Empowering Chicks Helping the Third World

Kimberley McGivern, Reporter
May 23, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase, Slideshow

Sparkling passionfruit and guava prosecco, poached peach or caramelised pineapple and coconut pavlova? Empowering Chicks' triple scented soy candles smell good enough to eat. Hand made by founders and Perth businesswomen Louise Garland, Katie Lefroy and Priscilla Hogan, the candles also come with...

Worldwide Forest Estimates Increased

Worldwide Forest Estimates Increased

Jack Cooksey, Staff Reporter
May 23, 2017
Filed under Health and Science, Showcase

A team of international scientists has found new areas of forest equivalent to 60% of the size of Australia. According to the latest statistics from the World Bank, there was an estimated forest area worldwide of just under 40 million km2,  increasing the estimated forest cover globally by almost...

Screen Technology Impacting Kids’ Health

Screen Technology Impacting Kids’ Health

Claudia Haines-Cappeau, Staff Reporter
May 16, 2017
Filed under Health and Science, Showcase

The health of Australian children is being adversely affected by digital screen technology, according to physiotherapist Trish Wisbey-Roth. Children are having trouble with their neck, shoulders, ribs and spine due to the continuous use of devices such as iPad’s and laptops. Ms Wisbey-Roth...

This Year Could be Deadliest for WA Motorcyclists

This Year Could be Deadliest for WA Motorcyclists

Jack Cooksey, Staff Reporter
May 16, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase

Motorcycle deaths in WA this year are on track to be the highest on record. Last year there were 28 motorbike fatalities in Metropolitan WA and statistics show this year there have already been 14. David Wright from the Motorcycle Riders Association WA told ECU Daily that both motorcyclist and...

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