Gavin Butler

Australia Today

Scientists Are Luring Fish Back to Dead Reefs by Playing Them Sounds From Thriving, Healthy Reefs

The technique has shown promising results, and researchers hope it could be used to restore parts of the Great Barrier Reef.
Gavin Butler
3 days ago
Australia Today

More Damning Allegations Levelled at NSW Police Who Strip-Searched Minors at a Music Festival

An inquiry revealed that volunteers watching strip-searches weren't required to have "Working with Children Checks," and one police officer allegedly “ran his hands around” the buttocks of a 17-year-old boy.
Gavin Butler
4 days ago
Music

How Goa's 80s Beach Parties Gave Rise to the Australian Bush Doof

Long before there was Rainbow Serpent or Earthcore, a community of hedonistic travellers in Southern India were making techno their own.
Gavin Butler
4 days ago
Conspiracies

Are Conspiracy Theorists Really That Different to the Rest of Us?

Researchers went deep into the wormholes of Reddit to see what the average conspiracy theorist is actually like.
Gavin Butler
11.29.19
Australia Today

Koalas Aren’t Functionally Extinct And it's Pretty Unhelpful Assuming They Are

All this hysteria about koalas being done-for could be bad news for koalas.
Gavin Butler
11.27.19
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Researchers Say a Single Shot of Ketamine Could Help Reduce Binge Drinking

A new study suggests that the drug could be used to "rewrite" drinking memories and help tackle alcohol abuse.
Gavin Butler
11.27.19
Australia Today

What We Know About the Liberal Party Member Who Was Allegedly Bribed and Murdered by China

We asked an expert what the death of suspected Chinese operative Nick Zhao means for Australian security.
Gavin Butler
11.25.19
Australia Today

Australian Scientists Might Have Found a Way to Turn the World’s Plastic into Oil

If it works, the technology could be used to make all plastics recyclable.
Gavin Butler
11.22.19
Australia Today

NSW Police are Being Investigated for Strip-Searching Minors at an Underage Music Festival

The claims are just the latest in a string of allegations that the state police force is abusing their strip-search powers.
Gavin Butler
11.21.19
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Photos from the Frontline of Hong Kong’s Violent University Protest

Fires and explosions racked Hong Kong Polytechnic University this morning as riot police stormed the campus and clashed with protesters.
Gavin Butler
11.18.19
Australia Today

The Drought is Forcing Hungry ‘Bin Chickens’ into Australian Cities

An extended dry spell has led to the white ibis becoming one of the most commonly sighted birds in Australia.
Gavin Butler
11.14.19
Australia Today

Police Officer Charged with Murder Over Indigenous Teen’s Death in Custody

Kumanjayi Walker, 19, died after being shot in the small community of Yuendumu on Saturday night. Now, in an unprecedented turn of events, a police officer has been charged with his murder.
Gavin Butler
11.14.19
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