Gavin Butler

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Five Dead, 11 Missing After New Zealand Volcano Eruption

The death toll continues to rise following the sudden eruption of the Whakaari/White Island volcano yesterday—and there are fears of "worse news to come."
Gavin Butler
12.10.19
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Here's What We Know So Far About the Volcanic Eruption in New Zealand

Police confirmed at least one person was killed in the sudden volcanic eruption at Whakaari/White Island on Monday afternoon—adding that "there is likely to be more."
Gavin Butler
12.9.19
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
12.5.19
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
12.4.19
Conspiracies

Are Conspiracy Theorists Really That Different to You and Me?

Researchers went deep into the wormholes of Reddit to see what the average conspiracy theorist is actually like.
Gavin Butler
11.29.19
The VICE Guide to Right Now

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
News

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

‘Noah’s Ark Bus’ Evacuates a Menagerie of Orphaned Animals Away from the Queensland Bushfires

More than 150 animals—including crocodiles, monkeys, and koalas—were ferried out of the Cooberrie Park Wildlife Sanctuary on Saturday night.
Gavin Butler
11.13.19
Australia Today

Australian Scientists Want to Build a Simulated Mars Research Station in the Outback

Mars Society Australia wants to build a research base in the desert—complete with fake rocket ships and scientists in spacesuits—to see what life might actually look like in a terraformed Martian colony.
Gavin Butler
11.11.19
Drugs

A Guide to Taking Ecstasy as Safely as Possible

Some harm minimisation advice.
Gavin Butler
11.11.19
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