In 2005, Greg McLean’s horror film Wolf Creek reminded viewers why it’s a very bad idea to poke around deep in the wilderness, where nature can be hostile and the locals might spell your doom. In May, a well-received six-part series inspired by the film aired on Australian TV; now, it’s got an October airdate in…
Australian scientists in the midst of investigating a herpes outbreak among green sea turtles at the Great Barrier Reef say the blight—which causes abnormal growths on the skin, mouth, eyes, and internal organs—is likely due to pollution.
Australia has an earned reputation for being dangerous and inhospitable. It’s home to dickhead lizards that look like Jurassic Park dinosaurs, jellyfish that swallow regular fish whole, gangs of murderous sharks, herpes-infested carp, and snakes that are so sick of living there that they try to suffocate themselves in…
The now-dead El Niño wreaked serious havoc upon our food supply, from poisoning shellfish to obliterating stone fruits. Now the avocado is at risk. In Australia and New Zealand, a double whammy of massive fires and heavy rains wiped out avocado crops, causing a shortage of the brunch staple. Growers would have been…
A finales de 2013, la policía australiana capturó a uno de los vendedores más activos de Silk Road en Melbourne. Durante la operación se confiscaron 24.518 bitcoins, el equivalente —con el cambio actual— a más de 13 millones de dólares estadounidenses. Ahora Australia se dispone a subastar ese dinero.
We’ve known for a while that the Great Barrier Reef is dying, but new numbers from the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies drive home exactly how much of it has been affected by mass bleaching.
It’s no secret that the Great Barrier Reef is in the midst of a mass die-off, nor that scientists believe the coral bleaching event is related to climate change. But apparently, Australia couldn’t bear the thought of putting these inconvenient facts together on paper. The country’s Department of Environment censored a
Puede que los drones estén causando más de un dolor de cabeza a las autoridades, pero —gracias a su creciente popularidad— las cámaras de los videoaficionados están llegando adonde nunca antes. Para muestra, este vídeo espectacular en el que más de 70 tiburones devoran los restos de una ballena.
Australia is a beautiful, vast country with hardly anybody living it. That’s why some 70 percent of the landmass has no cell coverage. But there are still enough people around to try and come up with a creative strategy for backcountry communication.
Fossils are cool and during an expedition earlier this year in Antarctica, scientists from the University of Queensland scientists collected a whole ton of them, some dating back to the Cretaceous era.
This story was originally published on December 8, 2015. Shortly thereafter, Craig Wright scrubbed much of his digital presence and disappeared for months—until May 2, 2016, when he publicly announced that he is the creator of Bitcoin.
The Australian government announced on Tuesday that it will devote $2.5 million to researching the consequences of wind turbines on human health. This comes despite the fact that previous reports—including one by the Australian government itself—suggest there is no direct connection between ill health and wind…
Un equipo de científicos australianos ha aprovechado el marco del Festival Mundial de la Ciencia para presentar a Brian, un espécimen macho de Dolomedes briangreenei. Esta especie de araña —descubierta recientemente— debe su nombre al físico de la teoría de cuerdas Brian Greene, cofundador del festival.
Drones are slowly but surely becoming part of the equation for emergency services for jobs like search-and-rescue or avalanche prevention. Australia’s taking things a step further, thanks to the introduction of a long-range helicopter drone to help with a very Australian problem.
The year was 1999. The dream: simple. Make a new Mad Max game. Make the kind of Mad Max game Australians could be proud of.
I am Australian. I have noticed online that people who are not Australian seem to work under the assumption that this is an island of death, where every step you take you run the risk of being bitten, stung, impaled or eaten alive by a murderous wild creature. I am here today to tell you that they are only half right.
The blackened skeletons of scorched trees jut out of the smoldering Earth like angry bee stings. A smell of ash, dust, and death hangs in the air. This isn’t a scene from a post apocalyptic movie. It’s part of a Tasmanian World Heritage Site that harbors some of the oldest trees on Earth.