WA in one-day cup final with tense SA win

Western Australia have survived a massive scare to earn a dramatic six-run win over South Australia in Adelaide and lock up a spot in this season’s one-day cup final. South Australian opener Callum Ferguson played one of the knocks of his career on Sunday, only to be the last man …

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Falcon ute a headturner at car shows

Jason Devries enjoys taking his 1969 Ford XW V8 Falcon ute out on the town instead of it being a dust collector. Buying the ute just six months ago from a family in Perth, who owned it for 50 years, Mr Devries spends his time travelling across the Goldfields to …

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The Bacterial Surprise in This Bird’s Smell

When a bird preens its feathers, it uses a little of nature’s own pomade: an oil made by glands just above the tail. This oil helps clean and protect the bird’s plumage, but also contains a delicate bouquet of scents. To other birds — potential mates or would-be rivals — …

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As a Mountain Biking Motivator, Add a Little Electronic Assist

It turned out that riding an e-mountain bike had confirmed some of the cyclists’ expectations an subverted others. More of the riders felt afterward that pedal assistance would make riding appealing to average people and fewer suspected that e-mountain bikes would be a passing fad. Meanwhile, their personal, physiological responses …

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Vintage Cars With Old Souls, and Touch Screens and A.C.

Troy Trepanier, who runs Rad Rides by Troy in Manteno, Ill., said business was booming for his high-ticket, mostly American cars. His custom builds start at $500,000 and average $750,000. Even at those prices, the shop has orders stretching out five or six years. “Our typical customer is someone who …

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