Australia

climate change

Climate Change Is Turning Australia Into a Fiery Hellscape

A historic rainforest has been destroyed, and one fire in northeastern Australia has burned an area larger than Washington, D.C.
Tim Marcin
9.13.19
food news

Massive BBQ Planned Next to Home of Vegan Who Sued Neighbors Over Meat Smells

More than 4,000 people have responded to the Facebook event saying that they'll be attending, and another 10,000+ say that they're interested.
Jelisa Castrodale
9.5.19
tech-science

This Giant Raft of Volcanic Rock Could Help Heal the Great Barrier Reef

An underwater volcanic eruption created a huge raft that will evolve into a traveling habitat for many sea creatures.
Becky Ferreira
8.27.19
tech-science

Scientists Found a Hidden 'Jurassic World' Buried Underneath Australia

The subterranean remains of 100 volcanoes formed some 180 million years ago were detected under a major petroleum hotspot.
Becky Ferreira
8.15.19
tech-science

Ocean Heatwaves That Instantly Kill Coral Are Getting Worse, Scientists Warn

Marine heatwaves present “a distinct biological phenomenon” from bleaching events, and could threaten the livelihoods of half a billion people.
Becky Ferreira
Madeleine Gregory
8.9.19
food news

An Australian KFC Owner Is Begging Michelin to Give His Restaurant a Star

Michelin inspectors judge whether a restaurant provides a good value or a "memorable experience". Who's to say KFC doesn't?
Jelisa Castrodale
6.26.19
tech-science

Viral Images Show a Huge Spider Preying on a Possum

It’s not even the first time this year that a spider made news for capturing a possum.
Becky Ferreira
6.20.19
Australia Today

Doctors Accidentally Set Fire to a Patient’s Chest During Open Heart Surgery

The incident has prompted calls for better fire safety training in operating theatres.
Gavin Butler
6.5.19
tech

A Teen Hacked Apple Twice, Hoping They'd Give Him a Job

A magistrate spared the boy a conviction, telling him to "use your gifts for good rather than evil".
Gavin Butler
5.28.19
Booze

This Vegemite-Toast-Flavoured Liqueur Sounds Like a Dare

"If you like that savoury flavor of yeast-extract spreads, you’ll really enjoy it."
Jelisa Castrodale
5.2.19
Culture

How Australia's Ban on Vapes Spawned a Thriving Black Market

Vape juice that contains nicotine is supposedly illegal. But thanks to loopholes in legislation it's everywhere.
Sam Nichols
4.24.19
Culture

How it Feels to Find Your Face Photoshopped Onto Internet Porn

We spoke to Noelle Martin about the day everything changed, and how she rallied for new legislation so others wouldn't face the same ordeal.
Ruby Harris
4.18.19
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