Western australia

Lotto winner yet to claim 00K

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Is the winning ticket sitting in your pocket?Source:WA News IF there’s a reason to dig through handbags, wallets and trouser pockets it’s because there could be more than 00,000 hiding there. The winner of the 03,233 division one prize from Saturday’s Lotto draw has yet to come forward and Lotterywest says the winner might not …

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Western australia

Child’s needle claim false: WA Police

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One of the cases of strawberry tampering being investigated by WA Police has proven to be false.Source:The West Australian WA Police have confirmed one report of strawberry tampering has proven to be false. The primary school child who claimed to have found a needle in a strawberry will not be charged and instead was given …

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Sci-Tech

This piranha-like fish tore at flesh in the Jurassic era

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Here’s another creature to fuel your nightmares. The fossilized remains of the oldest-known flesh-eating fish with bony, webbed fins were discovered two years ago by scientists from the Jura Museum in Eichstatt, Germany. Their findings were published last week in the journal Current Biology. The fish, dubbed Piranhamesodon pinnatomus, and several of its apparent victims were …

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Sci-Tech

Mercury-bound spacecraft sends back first selfies

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  Here’s looking at you, BepiColombo. The European Space Agency launched an ambitious mission to Mercury just before the weekend and the intrepid explorer is already starring in its own space selfies.  BepiColombo snapped the three images shortly after blasting into space. You can see the solar wings, antennas and pieces of the spacecraft’s structure …

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Air taxi trial to take to the skies in 2019

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The skies of Singapore are set to buzz with their first air taxis in 2019, when Volocopter starts its inner-urban flight tests. The German company’s tests, scheduled for the latter half of the year, will assess its EVTOL (electric vertical take-off and landing) vehicles’ suitability for the city. The drone-like Volocopters can fly two people nearly …

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Movies

Movie scenes that actors flat-out refused to do

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DWAYNE Johnson and Emma Watson are just two of the big name stars who have flat-out refused to shoot certain scenes in movies. Whether it was because they hated their co-stars or because they found the scene disgusting, these actors politely declined to be involved. DWAYNE JOHNSON It’s no secret that the Dwayne “The Rock” …

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Movies

Rami rocks us with his biggest role yet

Rami Malek as singer Freddie Mercury and Gwilym Lee as guitarist Brian May in the biopic Bohemian Rhapsody. Picture: Twentieth Century Fox

RAMI Malek is a changed man. And he thanks rock god Freddie Mercury for it. “He is revered. You can use the term icon, or god, somewhat a deity, superhuman in a way,” Malek says about the late lead singer of rock outfit Queen whom he embodies in the upcoming biopic Bohemian Rhapsody. “Unlike many …

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