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Australian Teen Attacked By Marine Flesh Eater: What Are Those Mysterious Sea Critters?

What seemed like an ordinary trip to the beach ended up as a medical emergency for 16-year-old Sam Kanizay of Australia. What caused his wound that led to profuse bleeding and lots of skin marks: sea lice or sea fleas?

Animals August 8, 2017

New Study Indicates That Humans Lived Alongside Australia's Megafauna

A recently discovered collection of relics has revealed that people settled in Australia 20,000 years before they did in Europe. It was also discovered that humans lived alongside Australia's megafauna.

Ancient July 20, 2017

Challenge Accepted: Australia Picks Tesla To Solve Electricity Woes In 100 Days

Elon Musk opened the challenge to solve South Australia’s power crisis with a 100-day guarantee. Australia’s government has given Tesla the contract after a bidding war.

Business Tech July 7, 2017

'Too Big To Fail': Great Barrier Reef Worth $42 Billion, Economists Say

The Great Barrier Reef is valued at a huge AU $56 billion (or US $42 billion). Read more findings from the report from Deloitte Access Economics about Great Barrier Reef and Australian economy links.

Earth/Environment June 26, 2017

Peanut Worm, Faceless Fish, And More: Strange Sea Creatures Surprise Australian Scientists

A team from Museums Victoria in Australia has just come back from its month-long deep sea expedition. Its surprise to the public: a range of strange underwater creatures that include the peanut worm, blob fish, and many more.

Animals June 19, 2017

UNESCO Wants Australia To Act Urgently To Save Great Barrier Reef

UNESCO urged the Australian government to beef up efforts save the Great Barrier Reef from complete damage. The reef's coral underwent several mass bleaching events and are in danger of becoming extinct.

Earth/Environment June 4, 2017

Faceless Fish Missing Since 1873 Found In Deep Waters Of Australia

Scientists on a month-long research voyage surveying the abyss of Australia have rediscovered a faceless fish that was last seen more than 100 years ago. The creature was found at a depth of 4,000 meters.

Earth/Environment May 31, 2017

Is $18 Million In New Funds To Save Great Barrier Reef Too Little, Too Late?

The Australian government has announced $18 million in funding to protect the Great Barrier Reef, particularly its water quality management. But it won't be enough in the face of major coral bleaching and climate change, according to an expert.

Earth/Environment April 14, 2017

Citizen Astronomers Spot 4 Potential Planet Nine Candidates

In a citizen science project using images from the SkyMapper telescope, researchers from the Australian National University have identified four likely Planet Nine candidates. Will one of these objects end the elusive search?

Space April 4, 2017

Australia Ravaged By Flood After Cyclone Debbie Hits Multiple States

Torrential rain hit Queensland and New South Wales in Australia in the wake of ex-tropical Cyclone Debbie. The Rockhampton flooding to come is expected to be its worst in decades.

Earth/Environment April 3, 2017

Graphene Quantum Dots Expand Role In Cancer Treatment And Bio-Imaging

The high-tech material graphene quantum dots with illuminating properties will have expanded use in cancer treatment and drug delivery. The material has innovated over metallic quantum dots with cost-effective production methods and properties for wider applications.

Medicine March 28, 2017

Here’s A Cool Opportunity To Help Find The Elusive Planet Nine

Australian astronomers have released thousands of images for the public to help pinpoint the location of Planet Nine. The images were captured by the SkyMapper telescope and go by the thousands.

Space March 28, 2017

Local Energy Companies Compete Against Elon Musk To Solve South Australia’s Energy Crisis

Elon Musk’ bet that Tesla can solve Australia’s energy crisis in 100 days gains competition from local companies that want a shot at saving their nation.

Business Tech March 19, 2017

Cooler Ocean Needed To Save Great Barrier Reef From Coral Bleaching

Cooler ocean is needed to save Australia's Great Barrier Reef from coral bleaching, says a new study. Other measures to protect the coral reefs can only do so much, but ultimately, the need is even more urgent for a global action to address global warming.

Earth/Environment March 17, 2017

WATCH: Stunning Footage Of Australian Coastline Colored Bright Blue By ‘Sea Sparkle’

Amazing snapshots of iridescent algae casting a blue light on the waters near Tasmanian shores took social media by storm this week. Photographer Leanne Marshall captured exquisite images near Rocky Cape National Park.

Earth/Environment March 16, 2017

Great Barrier Reef In Trouble: Here's How Scientists Try To Save It

The Great Barrier Reef in Australia is in trouble but it is not the end of it. Scientists are finding ways how to save the world's coral ecosystem from dying.

Earth/Environment March 13, 2017

Acorn TV March 2017: The Complete List Of Movies And TV Series Being Added

New movies and TV series being added to Acorn TV in March include the documentary ‘Island of Australia’ and Series 19 of ‘Midsomer Murders.’

Movies/TV Shows February 27, 2017

The Great Barrier Reef Isn’t Out Of The Woods Yet: Another Big Coral Bleaching Event Feared In 2017

While still recovering from the worst coral bleaching event ever in 2016, the Great Barrier Reef is likely facing another impending threat. It could undergo another widespread bleaching this year, according to the reef authority.

Earth/Environment February 27, 2017

Great Barrier Reef Deaths: Life Jacket Made Compulsory For Snorkelers

Recurring tourist deaths in Great Barrier Reef have led the authorities clamping new security safeguards on reef tourists. As a result, life jackets will be mandatory for reef snorkeling even as coral bleaching and coral death rates are rising.

Earth/Environment February 24, 2017

Uber Australia Fare Prices Could Increase As Federal Court Rules It's A Taxi Service Subject To GST

Uber has lost another battle in Australia, as a federal court ruled that it's a taxi service and its drivers are taxi drivers. This, in turn, could lead to an increase in Uber fare prices to offset additional costs.

Business Tech February 20, 2017

Earth's Hidden Continent 'Zealandia' Discovered, Reveal Scientists

Research has revealed that New Zealand and New Caledonia are part of a continent called 'Zealandia.' The continent is nearly 4.9 million square kilometers long and is currently submerged in water.

Earth/Environment February 16, 2017

Working More Than 39 Hours Every Week Could Damage Your Health

You might want to rethink doing those long workweeks. A new Australian study revealed that people working more than 39 hours a week are putting their health at risk, including the danger of mental issues.

Healthy Living/Wellness February 11, 2017

Ancient Underwater Landslide Triggered 8-Story High Tsunami Near Australia's Great Barrier Reef

The Gloria Knolls Slide, an undersea landslide that occurred more than 300,000 years ago, produced underwater hills and may have triggered powerful tsunami. The Great Barrier Reef may have dampened the impact of the waves.

Earth/Environment February 10, 2017

Mating As Endgame: Australian Male Phascogales Embrace Death After Non-Stop Sex

A rare case of male Phascogales ending their life in the quest of sex has been reported from Australia. They spend last days of their life chasing sex without even eating and ultimately the sexual exhaustion kills them.

Animals February 7, 2017

Humans Drove Australia's Car-Sized Kangaroos And Tortoises To Extinction

More than 85 percent of Australia's megafauna went extinct after humans arrived on the continent. The large animals, however, did not necessarily die out because of intensive hunting.

Animals January 23, 2017

What’s Causing Mysterious Fairy Circles To Appear? New Study Looks At Both Termites And Plants

Fairy circles have long intrigued scientists, but a team from Princeton has recently shown how the two dominant hypotheses involving termites and plants can jointly explain the mysterious rings.

Earth/Environment January 19, 2017

Female Zebra Shark Separated From Mate Turns Asexual, Develops Ability To Have Babies On Her Own

A rare case of a zebra shark giving birth to pups without a male partner has been reported in Australia. Removed from a male partner and living in isolation for many, the shark surprised all by producing three offsprings.

Animals January 18, 2017

Fingernail-Sized Baby Cardinal Fish Find Their Way Home At Night Thanks To Internal Magnetic Compasses

Scientists have found the answer to the puzzle as to how the larvae of tiny Cardinalfish in marine coral reefs swim back to native reefs even at night. The larvae are internally enabled by a compass-like mechanism, according to a new study.

Earth/Environment December 30, 2016

Wind Shear Effects Observed On Tropical Cyclone Yvette: NASA

Thanks to vertical wind shear, the intensity of tropical cyclone Yvette, expected to strike Western Australian coast, has abated, according to a NASA update. This followed a visible-light image taken by the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite on NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP.

Earth/Environment December 26, 2016

Bank Glitch Allowed Australian Man To Spend $1.3 Million On Luxury Travel, Sports Cars And Strippers

Security issues and systems-related problems in banks often lead to bad news for customers. However, for an Australian man, a glitch allowed him to have the ultimate bachelor lifestyle.

Business Tech December 11, 2016

WATCH: Man Punches Kangaroo To Save His Dog [Video]

Internet users were outraged after a video of a zookeeper punching a kangaroo in the face suddenly went viral. The man on the clip said that he was just trying to save his dog from the wild animal.

Viral December 8, 2016

Record Coral Deaths Reported In Australia’s Great Barrier Reef For 2016

Coral die-offs in Australia's Great Barrier Reef for 2016 have been a record due to the warming of oceans. A study said the most affected has been a 700-kilometer patch at the northern part of the reef.

Earth/Environment November 29, 2016

Eagles Cost Australian Company 9 Drones And $100,000 In Damages

Eagles rule the air, so it makes sense these creatures would take offense to drones flying in its domain. Australian company, St Ives Mine, have come across several issues with drones being destroyed by eagles. Company has so far lost more than $100,000.

Gadgets November 21, 2016

Australia's Hottest Year On Record Might Become New Normal By 2035

Australian scientists have found that record-breaking temperatures in 2015 might become the new normal by 2025 if carbon emission levels continue to rise. What's more, Australia's hottest summer on record might become average by 2035.

Earth/Environment November 7, 2016

Meet Charlotte, A Massive Huntsman Spider In Australia Freaking Out The Internet

A Facebook post about a spider rescued and released to farm in 2015 has been re-posted by a news agency and it went viral. Terrifying the online audience, the huge spider’s post was shared more than 26,000 times in eight hours.

Animals November 6, 2016

Humans Settled, Developed Sophisticated Tools In Australia’s Arid Interior 10,000 Years Earlier Than Previously Thought

A new study found proof of people settling down in Australia as many as 10,000 years before previously thought. The analysis of the objects found revealed some surprising facts about early Aboriginal culture.

Ancient November 4, 2016

Stuff Of Nightmares: Watch Oversized Huntsman Spider Drag A Mouse In Australia [Video]

The video of a huntsman spider carrying a mouse has amazed the internet in no more than a few hours since it was posted. The occurrence took place in Australia.

Animals October 24, 2016

New Species Of Long-Necked Sauropod Dinosaur Spans About Half The Length Of A Basketball Court

The newly described species of titanosaur dubbed Savannasaurus elliottorum weighed the equivalent of three African elephants when it lived in the late Cretaceous. The dinosaur measured 40 feet long, or about half the length of a basketball court.

Animals October 21, 2016

New Dinosaur Species Discovered In The Outback Of Australia

A new dinosaur species has been located in Australia, and it's not a meat eater. The creature, known as Savannasaurus elliottorum, was found back in 2005, but researchers decided to wait 10 years before revealing the information to the world.

Ancient October 20, 2016

Unlucky Australian Man Bitten On Penis By Spider For The Second Time This Year

One man has earned the unsavory title of 'unluckiest man in Australia' after he was bitten on the penis by a spider for the second time in a single year.

Animals September 29, 2016

NASA Launches Airborne Mission For Great Barrier Reef Study

NASA has teamed up with Australian researchers to study the Great Barrier Reef. The agency’s PRISM instrument has arrived in the country and is now ready for use.

Earth/Environment September 14, 2016

Secret 'Doughnut' Reef Structures Behind Great Barrier Reef Are Like Tree Rings

Scientists in Australia were in for a surprise when they discovered another massive reef just behind the Great Barrier Reef. Known as the 'doughnut' reef, the reef system has structures that are just like tree rings, experts say.

Earth/Environment September 4, 2016

Surprise! Behind Great Barrier Reef Is Another Massive Reef

The Great Barrier Reef, which is made of bioherms of Halimeda, is amazingly bigger than previously thought. The massive reef is found to be 33 feet deep and 600 to 1,000 feet wide, which is three times larger than estimated before.

Earth/Environment August 31, 2016

Indian Navy Scorpene Submarines From French Defense Contractor DCNS Exposed As Secret Documents Leak: India Investigating

The Australian recently obtained secret documents about six submarines that would join the Indian Navy. As the leak seemed to be foreign, we might be looking at 'economic war,' or worse.

Defense August 24, 2016

Alienware To Launch High-End Gaming Space And VR Lounge In Sydney

Alienware is bringing its newest lineup of desktops and laptops to Australia! Alienware Live AU is a high-end gaming space with a dedicated VR lounge.

Video Games August 2, 2016

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