We Asked Sri Lankans What They Think of Australia’s Anti-Refugee Billboards
The Australian government is running grim-looking billboards across Sri Lanka in order to discourage potential asylum-seekers from making the journey by boat.
Science Has Discovered Why Your Parents Hate Your Music
Two university researchers have released a study confirming that people can't distinguish between some chords as they get older.
Malaysia’s Market for Bull Dick Soup is Bigger than Yours
Dick soups are fairly widespread through Asia, but particularly popular in Malaysia. I gave in and had a bowl.
New Zealanders Are Stealing the Car Keys of Tourists Who Drive Badly
The upswing in vigilante justice may be latent nationalism bubbling to the surface.
The Last of New Zealand’s Beached Whales Died Last Night
In the country's largest stranding this century, 198 whales were beached, 67 survived, and 131 were left for the birds.
How Is New Zealand Doing in the Terror Stakes?
Last year, New Zealand's terror alert was upgraded from very low, all the way up to low. We spoke to an security expert from Massey University about what that means.
A Guy Found a Severed Finger That Turned Out to be Coral
We spoke to a marine biologist to understand how some coral provoked a police investigation.
Gang Members Are Feeding New Zealand’s Hungry Children
One in four children live below the poverty line in New Zealand. The Tribal Huks, a gang that's made headlines for violent assaults and robberies in the country's North Island, is trying to help feed 70,000 hungry kids.
It Takes Submarines, Hashish, and Volcanic Rocks to Make a Good Beer
Garage Project is a New Zealand company that pushes the envelope with every batch of beer—counting superheated volcanic rocks, submarines, and hashish made from hops among their brew-making toolkit.
A Software Developer Created an App to Spam Employment Ministers with Job Applications
The new Work for the Dole program stipulates that people apply for forty jobs per month. We spoke to the guy behind an app that sends your job applications to forty politicians.
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Crimea's Heroin Addicts Are Dying Under Russian Drug Laws
Before annexation by Russia, Crimea was known for progressive drug policy. But Moscow has now banned methadone and addicts are suffering.