Researchers found rocks in Georgetown, in the northern part of Queensland, that were unlike any others in Australia. The rocks, however, shared striking similarities with others found in North America, suggesting that the two continents were once connected.
Earth/Environment January 24, 2018
An underwater landscape in Australia is reminiscent of Mordor in J.R.R. Tolkien's novels. Such hidden underwater landscapes have been difficult to study before because of their inaccessibility.
Earth/Environment January 21, 2018
The Australian government has offered money for innovative ideas and concepts that can save the Great Barrier Reef. The largest living structure faced massive coral bleaching for the second time in a row in 2017, which is a cause of worry.
Earth/Environment January 18, 2018
The partial skeleton of a turkey-sized dinosaur were found at a site in Australia. The dinosaur appeared to be tangled in a log-jam, suggesting it roamed in a forested environment.
Ancient January 12, 2018
From 1993 to 2016, scientists were able to discover nine double whirlpools. Their observations revealed that such water formations do not behave like normal eddies.
Earth/Environment December 30, 2017
A group of Australian scientists monitoring a protected area accidentally discovered a small and furry marsupial. It is identified as a crest-tail mulgara, which has been thought to be extinct in inland Australian regions for more than 100 years.
Animals December 20, 2017
Tesla's Elon Musk has won the bet to create world's largest lithium-ion battery power project in South Australia. With this Elon Musk has kept his promise and will take home $50 million for the completed project.
Business Tech November 24, 2017
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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