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Global warming sending reefs deeper and fish further

Global warming sending reefs deeper and fish further

Andrew Fewster, Reporter

October 23, 2017


Filed under Health and Science

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 hunting range, which will impact on invertebrates such as crabs, lobsters, and sea urchins. “As...

Mobile kitchen pops up at ECU

Mobile kitchen pops up at ECU

Marley Amphlett and Vesh Arumugam

October 22, 2017


Filed under Health and Science

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 Clark, Arts and Communications student, said: “It's been in the car park for a while, I haven't...

Government linking our data

Government linking our data

Oliver Pomeroy, Reporter

October 22, 2017


Filed under Health and Science

The State Government may soon have more detailed profiles on each West Australian following a study posted last week about the data linkage capabilities of the state, and the potential to create detailed analyses. Data linkage is when various strings of data, such as medical history and mental health...

Want to control your dreams?

Want to control your dreams?

Apanda Anyuon, Reporter

October 22, 2017


Filed under Health and Science

If you dream often, I’m sure you've wanted to control your dreams. What if there was a way for you to control what you dream about? A new study from the University of Adelaide now says you can. The new research has found that a specific combination of techniques will increase people's chances of...

Fright or flight?

Fright or flight?

Danielle Blanch, Reporter

October 22, 2017


Filed under Health and Science

The odds of a person being in a plane crash are extremely low, 1 in 29.4 million to be exact, at least that's according to statisticbrain.com. Despite these odds, 1 in 5 people experience a fear of flying. Pteromerhanophobia, the technical term for a fear of flying, is more complicated than just bei...

Clean hands for clean health

Clean hands for clean health

Ashleigh Melanko, ECU Reporter

October 22, 2017


Filed under Health and Science

Look around you. Some of the people you see probably don’t wash their hands often enough.  The most common side effect of this is the increased risk of catching gastro or the flu, among many others. Human faeces contain a number of bacteria, such as E. Coli and salmonella that can spread via touching...

The silent tragedy of SIDS

The silent tragedy of SIDS

Marley Amphlett, ECU Reporter

October 16, 2017


Filed under Health and Science, Showcase

Amber Campbell was 20 when she gave birth to her daughter, Jacinta Joyce “JJ” Franks. JJ was born in Bunbury on 5 May 2017. She was a healthy weight at 6 pounds and 8oz, and was instantly adored by Miss Campbell and her partner Kayne Franks (26). Nobody could have predicted that their joy...

Cancer rates accumulating over generations

Cancer rates accumulating over generations

Jack Baker, ECU Reporter

October 16, 2017


Filed under Health and Science

New research from the University of Adelaide has suggested that the higher rates of cancer seen in developed countries are a result of relaxed natural selection. After cardiovascular diseases, cancer has become the second highest cause of death worldwide. While tobacco smoking, diet and pollution...

The melting of mud

The melting of mud

Ashleigh Melanko, ECU Reporter

October 16, 2017


Filed under Health and Science

Mud in the earth's mantle is melting, according to researchers from geology department at Curtin, who teamed up with universities from South Africa, the United Kingdom and UWA. Research into the mud, that is the layer between the crust and the core of the earth, is increasing understanding of how...

Noodle science combating Diabetes

Noodle science combating Diabetes

Oliver Pomeroy, ECU Reporter

October 16, 2017


Filed under Health and Science

The complex science of the noodle is being studied at Curtin University, in hopes to find the superior method of production. The study aims to find a way to add protein to the wheat crop before it grows, so that the protein occurs naturally. Curtin researcher Carla Bourgy said: “The more protein...

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