New research shows that all present-day non-Africans can trace their origins to a single wave of migrants who left Africa 72,000 years ago, and that indigenous Australians and Papuans are descended directly from the first people to inhabit the continent some 50,000 years ago. That makes them world’s longest running…
They call it the "ancient Australian art of genital origami," and considering the country's youth I suppose the Melbourne comedy-circuit duo's 13-year-history is a fair claim. But disregarding all that, the beginner and expert-level apps are chockablock with dick tricks.
The best battery is one that lasts forever. The runner-up is one that charges because you're using the device it powers. And Australian researches are trying to make the latter a more mainstream reality.
And I don't just mean a particularly-bogan strain of Orrstrayan, either. Researchers at two Queensland universities are creating a robot lexicon for a new language spoken purely by the shiny metal-bummed 'bots, which have been dubbed the Lingodroids. Makes sense.
I spent my first 18 years in Australia, so know all too well how harsh the sun can be there—and how an app such as SunSmart could stop the slew of lobster-faces walking around in summer.
Streuth! Orrstrayans just can't catch a break. All they wanted was some cheap tinnies and maybe a bottle of Bundy rum, but Google had to stick its double-pluggers in and insist booze-comparison site Groggle change its name.
Capitalizing on the wave of hysteria post-"a dingo took my baby!," second-hand hard drives are shown as dangerous as Australia itself. Let's face it, any advert from the '80s is always going to crack a smile. [Gizmodo Au]
Due to open sometime in 2014, this $1.08bn (USD) children's hospital in Brisbane, Australia has been inspired by a "living tree," with the various wooden windows jutting out like treehouses sat on branches.
Melbourne is famed for having four seasons in one day, so it's only fitting that a 14m (diameter-wise) animated scale model of the sun should be suspended in the sky, controllable with an iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch.
This analog traffic signal was in use from the 1940s through the 1970s in Australia, eventually replaced by whatever it is they've got going there now (Koala bears on poles holding flash cards, we think). It's fantastic.
As usual, just as 802.11n is being finalized news hits about a much faster wireless specification. An Australian NICTA team claims to have made a CMOS chip capable of 5Gbps transmission speeds at a distance of 32ft. Their so called "GiFi" transmitter is small and cheap, but is not yet approved by the IEEE nor…
If you have always wondered how Australian miners amuse themselves when they are bored, wonder no longer. It is way cooler than any of us expected: they take a massive mining truck and use it to destroy land cruisers that are found unoccupied, all for funzies. Is there anything more fun than destroying large metal…