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Indonesian Asteroid

Coffin-maker dodges asteroid death, becomes instant millionaire

This is one of the rare occasions in life when a meteorite hitting your house is the equivalent of winning the lottery.

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Todd Bond 'crop circles'

‘Crop circles on the ocean floor’: WA scientist’s remarkable find

Todd Bond's research on WA's North West Shelf has uncovered some fascinating possibilities for oil and gas operators.

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Rare earths are an important part of WA's mining future

What are rare earth metals and where have I seen them before?

The rare part of their name might be a misnomer - but they are going to be important parts of all of our futures.

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WA Student Scientist of the Year Morgan Cox

Rock star: how Morgan swapped goalkeeping for a career chasing hidden craters

As a talented junior soccer player, Morgan Cox initially planned on a career in sports science. But a long-standing fascination with rocks sparked a move into geology.

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Tesla car

BHP’s ‘green’ nickel credentials on display as Tesla lurks

The EV manufacturer is chasing nickel mined in an environmentally sensitive way and WA could provide it.

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FAWNA Possum Finishing School

World-first possum finishing school prepares endangered creatures for life back in the wild

The school aims to prepare orphaned or abandoned young Western Ringtail Possums for life back in the bush.

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Griffin Coal apprentice Summah Marshall

‘Seeing a Haulpak for the first time…I fell in love’

Thanks to an apprenticeship with Griffin Coal, Summah Marshall has started a career she knows could take her around the world.

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BHP Nickel West

Throwing the carbon sink at greenhouse gas emissions?

BHP is investigating whether the use of technology at its Mount Keith tailings dam could speed up a natural process that already offsets the equivalent of the yearly emissions from some 15,000 cars.

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NASA image of the moon

NASA wants moon rocks….and it’s prepared to pay for them

The space agency wants to land people on the moon by 2024 and says mineral discoveries will be a key part of that.

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Sydney Harbour Bridge and iron ore ship

Pilbara ports achievements put in landmark perspective

The Sydney Harbour Bridge is one of Australia’s most recognisable landmarks and also one of our more impressive feats of engineering.  With an arch more than 500m long, a peak that sits 134m above the water and steelwork comprising more than 52,000 tonnes, the bridge is certainly a sight to behold.  So what would 13,000 Sydney Harbour Bridges look like? […]

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