I just bought the first car I've owned in 13 years and decided to break it in properly over the weekend. Ingredients for this adventure included: Death Valley, being naked around your friends and a bunch of crusty hippies, hot springs, Unimogs full of twinks, mushrooms and 125 miles of off-roading.
Every parent's favorite line about how money doesn't grow on trees just became a little more irrelevant, thanks to a fascinating find down under. Researchers in Australia recently found gold—yes, real gold—in eucalyptus trees growing in the outback.
CSA astronaut Chris Hadfield's tweets of photos taken from the International Space Station continue to give us a fresh perspective on our planet. All of the images are breathtaking, but this photo of the Australian Outback is particularly striking, resembling paint brushed across a canvas.
Opal-mining is one of the world's most harrowing pursuits, but potentially one of the most rewarding as well. To find opals, a modern treasure hunter must dig random holes in areas of known deposits, and then lowering him- or herself down a 20 meter shaft. Besides the obvious problem of claustrophobia, and the danger…
Australia is amazing and I want to visit all of it. Paul French thinks the same but he's actually doing it. French is going to walk around Australia—from Perth to Sydney (2553 miles)—in a Stormtrooper outfit.
Damon Lindelof explains why Ridley Scott's Prometheus is more than just an Alien prequel. Guillermo del Toro confirms a key bit of Pacific Rim casting. Plus a former Doctor Who star is possibly headed to Game of Thrones!
The Australian Sex Party—which is a trade group, not a fun Friday night—has risen up against new Australian customs rules that allow officials to search your personal electronics for pornography. Even Crocodile DunDD? Outrage!
Lowrance isn't big in the automotive GPS business, but if you're a boater, you know them. Yesterday they launched the Endura Sierra, Safari and Outback: Sturdy, touchscreen handhelds that take outdoor maps of all kinds.
The Cirrus MVR bathroom concept keeps your bathroom out of sight and out of mind thanks to its award-winning fold-up design. Just be mindful of the sink—the water is constantly recycled to save resources.