Here’s a good reason to be happy about finding yourself perched on an office chair behind a desk on a Monday morning. You can safely watch Ryan Paul Robinson attempt to slackline over surf-pounded rocks to the 105-feet tall Moai Tower in Tasmania with a coffee in one hand and a danish in the other. Although, like…
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.
An ancient forest at the end of the world is facing an unprecedented threat. Since mid-January, bushfires sparked by lightning storms have raged across northwest Tasmania, home to relic forests representing a time when the island was part of Gondwana 180 million years ago.
In 1995, the hydroelectric power plant on the shores of this Tasmanian lake went dark for the final time. It’s remained silent for 20 years since—until this year, when it re-opened with a radically different business model: A hotel.
When Dr Lisa-Ann Gershwin saw this photo of two kids next to what looked like a giant snot she says she said "Phwoar!" out loud. After all, she was looking at a completely new species, one that she had been chasing for a decade.
Over the past several years, marine biologists in Tasmania have been receiving calls about strange jellyfish sightings. Now, one of these unclassified creatures has finally washed up on shore — and it's a weird slimy beast, indeed.
Forget your tired images of prehistoric humans riding atop woolly mammoths and replace them with the thought of people hopping about inside the pouch of a giant wallaby. New research suggests that early humans coexisted with Tasmania's megafauna — and might have had a hand in their extinction.
Kylie Monks, a 33-year-old Tasmanian woman, has been jailed for stealing a SIM card and using the hell out of it. How intense was it? Over a 3-month period, she racked up $193,187.43 (AUD) worth of data fees. Monks, to her credit, said she only used the SIM card to check Facebook and download a dozen movies.