Weird WA wonders that have fascinated and baffled scientists for decades

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Incredible mysteries are still being unravelled today ‘ whether they be deep in the earth or high above us ‘ standing testament to the natural wonder of the State we call home.

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This month Curtin University scientists revealed a gigantic find in WA’s North West of an incredibly rare species of plant more usually found around the wetlands of Chernobyl. Often referred to as an ‘underwater Venus Flytrap’, the lineage of the Aldrovanda vesiculosa is about 65 million years old and over that time the plantit has learned to clone itself rather than sexually reproduce through seeds. Curtin University ARC Centre for Mine Site Restoration research fellow Adam Cross has been fascinated with the plant since he was six years old and looking for pockets of the rare species around WA for almost a decade. ‘In lots of populations, there are as few as just a dozen plants,’ Dr Cross said. ‘We found 10,000 in this one little billabong.’

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Publisher: PerthNow
Date: 2019-05-12T06:42:00.000Z
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While you’re here, how about this:

Andrew Davies Preps For The End Of One Series And The Beginning Of Another

Screenwriter Andrew Davies has been a true master of modern television adaptations, bringing such iconic works as Middlemarch and Little Dorit to the MASTERPIECE screen for decades. Now, as he looks ahead to the end of his critically-acclaimed recent adaptation of Victor Hugo’s Les Mis’rables, Davies also previews his charming new adaptation of Jane Austen’s unfinished final novel, Sanditon, set to appear on MASTERPIECE in 2020.

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This week on Les Mis’rables, ten more years have passed, and Valjean and a now-teenaged Cosette are living in a Parisian convent while Javert, now in charge of the capital city’s police force, continues to hunt his ever-elusive quarry.

Publisher: Masterpiece
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T Suggests: Cameos by Cindy Sherman, Warhol’s Portraits of Women and More

The multidisciplinary Italian-Brazilian artist Lina Bo Bardi is best known as an architect, most famously of the 1968 S’o Paulo Museum of Art (MASP), a rectangular glass box suspended from two red concrete beams like a kind of Brutalist crab. But she also made radical Modernist furniture. In 1948, not long after she moved to S’o Paulo from her native Italy, where she had collaborated with architects including Gio Ponti and Carlo Pagani, she founded a furniture studio, Est’dio de Arte e Arquitetura Palma, with fellow Italian architect Giancarlo Palanti. Independently, she continued to create innovative seating and display units for the buildings she designed; in keeping with her communist principles, she liked to shape each aspect of her buildings to encourage accessibility and, in her words, to ‘fight against the formulaic and routine.’


Date: 2019-05-03T20:56:26.000Z
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Greetings Earthlings: Servers on reboot. The data presented above may one day be zapped to another dimension. Just thought you should be aware. Dude, there was a blue light over there just now.