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Pins And Needles Found In Strawberries In Australia: Manhunt Launched For Culprit

Strawberry lovers, beware: pins and needles have been found inside the fruits in Queensland, Australia. Authorities have launched the manhunt for the culprit behind the dangerous scheme, while the public is urged to slice strawberries before eating them.

Public Health September 17, 2018

Saving The Great Barrier Reef: Keeping The World's Largest Reef System Alive

The Great Barrier Reef, home to a diverse marine ecosystem, could be destroyed by environmental threats including global warming. While the Australian government has implemented changes to minimize damage, saving the Reef requires global action.

Earth/Environment August 22, 2018

Citizen Scientist Finds Ancient Mega Shark Teeth At Australia Beach

A citizen scientist's find in an Australia beach is not just rare but significant as well. While other shark teeth fossil finds are of just one shark tooth, this one pulled over 40 teeth from a boulder.

Ancient August 10, 2018

Australian Researchers Develop Camera, Now Blasted Into Space, To Track Great Barrier Reef

A high-resolution satellite camera partly developed at La Trobe University in Australia was blasted into space to track the Great Barrier Reef, as well as aid in the fight against bushfires and emergency situations.

Earth/Environment July 2, 2018

The World’s Oldest Sumatran Orangutan Dies In Australia Zoo At 62-Years-Old

The Perth Zoo in Australia was forced to say farewell to its oldest Sumatran Orangutans, Puan. She spent a majority of her life at the zoo and has over 54 descendants living around the world.

Animals June 19, 2018

Australian Man Wins Ability To Sue Google For Defamation

A Melbourne, Australia native will have a chance to face off against Google and its legal team in a courtroom. Milorad 'Michael' Trkulja accused the technology company of defamation.

Google June 13, 2018

New Study Reveals Which Countries Have The Highest And Lowest Cases Of Cancer

A new study reveals that India ranked as number 10 on the list of countries with the least amount of cancer cases. Australia, New Zealand, and the United States ranked as the top three countries to have the highest amount of cancer incidences.

Healthy Living/Wellness June 5, 2018

Swarms Of Rats Forces 2 Queensland Island Groups To Close

The Queensland Parks and Wildlife Services was forced to close two island groups in the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Areas. It is due to the vast rat population that is threatening the islands' ecosystem.

Earth/Environment May 29, 2018

Australian Marsupials That Die After Sex Are Now Endangered, And Humans Share The Blame

Two species of antechinus, best known for males dying after reproduction, are now on the endangered list. However, it is not their suicidal reproduction method that is threatening their survival.

Animals May 20, 2018

104-Year-Old Australian Scientist Commits Assisted Suicide In Switzerland

After being denied assisted suicide in his home country of Australia, David Goodall traveled to Switzerland for it. Goodall was 104 years old when he died on Thursday, May 10.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 10, 2018

How A Virus Called HTLV-1 From 1500-Year-Old Mummies Infected 40 Percent Of Adults In Rural Australia

A study has confirmed that the HTLV-1 virus has infected 40 percent of adults in a region in rural Australia. Researchers are trying to determine the reasons behind the spread of it.

Public Health May 7, 2018

Australia Set To Start Space Agency With $50 Million Funding From Government

Australia is set to start its new space agency with a $50 million budget allocation from the Australian government. This is only part of the investment, most of which will be provided by private companies.

Space May 3, 2018

Vaginal Mesh Leaves Australian Women With Rotting Pelvises And Other Complications

Pelvic mesh implants that have been used to treat women in Australia have led to complications that have launched a government report. The government's report says that the procedure should only be used as a last resort.

Public Health March 28, 2018

Scientists Reveal That 'Empty' Coffin Has 2,500-Year-Old Mummy Inside

A coffin that was thought to be empty that was stored at Sydney University for 150 years was revealed to have a mummy inside. Scientists revealed that they found a 2,500 year old mummy inside the coffin.

Ancient March 26, 2018

Mysterious 'Monster Fish' Washed Ashore On Australian Beach

A mystery fish was found washed ashore on a beach in Australia but was gone the very next day. Is it a sea monster, a living fossil, or a special protected species?

Animals March 11, 2018

Rocks Prove That Australia Was Once Connected To North America In Supercontinent Nuna

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

Mordor Under The Sea: Hidden Volcanic Landscape In Australia Looks Straight Out Of Tolkien Books

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

Australia Offers Cash For Ideas To Save Great Barrier Reef

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

Fossil Of Turkey-Sized Dinosaur Found In 113-Million-Year-Old Rocks In Australia

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

Scientists Discover 9 Rare Whirlpools In The Ocean From Space

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

The Crest-Tailed Mulgara Isn't Extinct After All: Marsupial Found Alive And Well In Australia

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 Beats 100-Day Deadline To Make World's Largest Lithium Ion Battery (And Elon Musk Wins $50M Bet)

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

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

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