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Sea Shepherd ends Southern Ocean Mission

Sea Shepherd ends Southern Ocean Mission

Jackson Lavell-Lee, Ecu Reporter

September 11, 2017


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Anti-whaling and marine environment conservation organization Sea Shepherd has announced it will no longer fight Japanese whaling fleets in the Southern Ocean. Founder Captain Paul Watson has accused the US, Australian and New Zealand governments of being “hostile” towards the environmentalists...

$50bn submarine contract secured by France

$50bn submarine contract secured by France

Shelley Timms, Staff reporter

April 28, 2016


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French company DCNS has secured the  $50 billion contract to build Australia's newest fleet of submarines. The company beat Japan's Mitsubishi Heavy Industries to build the vessels, which will see 12 new submarines built in Adelaide. The Future Submarines project will secure thousands of Australian...

Explainer: are earthquakes happening more often?

Explainer: are earthquakes happening more often?

Lorraine Sindel, Staff Reporter

April 25, 2016


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Five significant earthquakes have hit worldwide in the last week, ranging from 5.7 to 7.8 in magnitude (M). The M7.8 quake that shook Ecuador on Saturday night was the most recent and significant, killing at least 413 and injuring more than 2,500. Japan suffered two quakes last Friday, one in Ozu...

The future pulls up as self-driving cars launch in Japan

The future pulls up as self-driving cars launch in Japan

Rika Potter, Staff reporter

October 19, 2015


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If you thought self driving cars were a thing of the future, think again. An experiment using robotic technology will be launched in the streets of Japan next year which, if successful, will be made commercially available by the time Tokyo hosts the Olympics in 2020. From the country where robots...

Going wild — does Perth need a goat cafe?

Going wild — does Perth need a goat cafe?

Joscelyn Bartlett, Staff reporter

June 3, 2015


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With Perth due to get its own cat cafe, it is understandable that pet lovers are excited. By why stop at cats? Here are five other animals that also deserve their own pet-iccinos. 1. Goats: The Sakuragaoka Goat café in Tokyo The Sakuragaoka Goat café opened in Tokyo in 2009 and is only a four-minute w...

Perth has kittens over coming cat cafe

Perth has kittens over coming cat cafe

Joscelyn Bartlett, Staff reporter

May 12, 2015


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Perth will soon have their very own cat café, where customers can pay to sit down for a coffee with feline friends. Couple Chris Mewburn and Terps Platritis decided to open the café after being inspired by cat cafes in Japan. Chris Mewburn says his partner lost her mind thinking that such things actually...

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