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Mental health ambassador Soa 'The Hulk' Palelei

Soa the Hulk’s new fight – tackling mental health on mine sites

He earned international fame fighting in cages but these days Soa “The Hulk” Palelei can be found tackling the very important issue of mental health on mine sites around WA.  Palelei, who retired from mixed martial arts in 2015 after 27 fights and 22 wins (including four in the prestigious UFC), experienced homelessness and physical abuse as […]

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Daniel Tucker Carey Mining

Meet the man and company chasing mining’s ‘impossible dream’

Twenty five years ago in WA's Goldfields, Daniel Tucker started what would become Australia's biggest Aboriginal-owned company. But he now has his sights set on even bigger goals.

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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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‘Instant’ Aussie diamonds could provide a cutting edge on mine sites

Just as Superman once made coal into diamonds with his bare hands, Australian scientists have found a way to produce diamonds at room temperature.

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Battery materials being recycled to fertilise wheat

How recycled batteries could help WA crops flourish

The disposal of spent batteries is a vexing issue around the world. But an innovative trial in WA could help give them a second life.

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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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Willy willy in the Pilbara

‘Hold onto your hats’: wild willy-willy caught on camera in the Pilbara

Most people who have driven through the Pilbara have looked out the window and seen a willy-willy. But this takes it to another level!

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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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Argyle Pink Diamonds

Last of the iconic pink diamonds emerges from Argyle

It's a gem that's instantly associated with WA's Kimberley. But the path to mining diamonds in our north wasn't always smooth.

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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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