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The West Australian

The West Australian

Seals use 'Twitter-like' technology to help researchers gather data on Southern Ocean, climate change

Hundreds of seals have helped researchers gather valuable ocean data while diving into the deep seas and navigating the Southern Ocean.<p>The data has …

Mum says accept you're beautiful, grab opportunities

<i>In the fourth of our week-long series of letters from Perth mothers to their children, Water Corporation chief executive Sue Murphy writes to</i> …

Perth hotel vacancy rate rises as mining boom ends

The number of empty hotel rooms in Perth is growing as the strength of the West Australian mining boom continues to subside.<p>The most recent Tourism …

Internet Cool Kid Ryder Ripps Explains Why You Can’t Let Clients Boss You Around

The net artist and creative director on his worst jobs, social media’s dehumanizing effect, and why bad design makes us unhappy.<p>Ryder Ripps is an artist, programmer, and creative director who the <i>New York Times</i> once called “the consummate Internet cool kid, as fluent in HTML and JavaScript as in the …

Foreign investors illegally buying Australian properties to face new penalties of jail terms, fines

Foreign investors who have illegally bought Australian properties have been told to declare themselves by December or risk facing tough new penalties …

Obesity in outback WA twice as likely compared to inner Perth

Rates of obesity sit at 32.4 per cent of the adult population, more than double that of inner Perth at 14.2 per cent.<p>The findings are based on the …

Scientists on 'strangest continent' Antarctica investigate effect of climate change on animals

King George Island is a remote speck of ice-covered mountains at the far north of the Antarctic Peninsula. It is also the nearest thing in Antarctica …

Antarctica: The most dangerous job in the south?

Parkes telescope scientists discover 'strange signals' from kitchen microwave

Strange signals detected by the Parkes telescope in central-west NSW were not intergalactic signals but instead, emissions escaping from a microwave …

Universe

Australian dollar surges past 80 US cents amid iron ore price rebound

A recovery in the price of iron ore amid a broad rally in commodities has returned the Australian currency to favour. The upswing in commodity prices …

Share market records worst single-day loss of 2015

The Australian share market has posted its worst single-day loss of the year despite starting the week with promise.<p>There had been fresh expectations …

Bullying does more long-term mental health harm than abuse, study says

The long-term effects of being bullied by other kids are worse than being abused by an adult, new research shows.<p>Among a large group of children in England, those who were bullied were 60% more likely to have mental health problems as adults than were those who suffered physical, emotional or …

Cottesloe's richest rank at risk

1 / 2<p>Cottesloe richest suburb title at risk<p>The well-paid residents of Cottesloe and Peppermint Grove are in danger of losing their mantle as living …

Dusty the kangaroo is convinced he is a dog and loves life on the farm at Wittenoom Hills, near Esperance in Western Australia - ABC Rural - ABC News

Two-year-old Dusty the kangaroo is convinced he is a dog.<p>Ashley Stewart and his family farm at Wittenoom Hills, 60 kilometres north-east of …

National Parks Road Trip: Northern Rockies

Travel<p>Grand Teton > Yellowstone > Glacier<p><b>Gateway Airport:</b> Jackson, Wyoming<p>Explore the three crown jewels of the Northern Rockies on this tour spanning some of the continent’s most stunning alpine scenery and explosive geologic wonders. This trip takes you into the beating heart of wild America, …

National Parks

Five million visas into Australia this year likely to set new records

Those born in India has risen more than four-fold in that time, to almost 400,000.<p>Those numbers compare to about 1.2 million born in Britain and more …

Farmer in Australia finds 'perfect' fossil of ancient sea predator

Scientists believe five-foot jawbone fossil found in Australia is more than 100 million years old and belonged to a baby Kronosaurus Queenslandicus<p>A cattle farmer in <b>Australia</b> has discovered a five-foot prehistoric fossil that is believed to be one of the most complete sets of remains of the …

FIFO numbers plunge sparks calls to rethink Perth airport rail link

A fall in the number of fly-in, fly-out (FIFO) passengers using Perth Airport has sparked calls for the Government to rethink its $2 billion Airport …

Crocodile's walk through popular Kimberley camp site not officially reported for investigation

Authorities are increasingly frustrated by the failure of Kimberley locals to report crocodile incidents, saying it is becoming a public safety issue.<p>…

Fish

The West Australian

Coogee coastline land release, lots set aside for affordable housing

The first housing lots of the Cockburn coastal redevelopment are being released today, as part of a new 12,000-strong community to be centred around …

Search for fisherman swept off notorious Salmon Holes continues

The search for a fisherman missing off WA's south coast is continuing, with weather conditions improving.<p>Police were called to notorious fishing spot …

Feral camels destroying water infrastructure, WA pastoralists set up rapid response group

A rapid response group to fight the scourge of feral camels has been formed by pastoralists in Western Australia's northern Goldfields.<p>An extremely …

After the boom: Luxury car, housing sales down as WA economy shifts gears on back of falling iron ore price

After leading the nation on car sales during the boom years, Western Australia's motor vehicle industry has now found itself in the slow lane.<p>New car …

Darwin spearfisherman pats tiger shark, records close encounter

Video footage has emerged of a spearfisherman patting a wild tiger shark that swam beneath him at a reef near Darwin.<p>Darwin man Rick Trippe filmed …

Fish

Abraham Lincoln: Americans consider legacy 150 years after assassination

Shortly after 10:00pm on April 14, 1865, 150 years ago today, Abraham Lincoln became the first American president to be assassinated.<p>He had been …

War