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Australia is putting traffic lights in the ground because you’re glued to your phone

BY ARIEL BOGLE From Mashable For the average pedestrian, it’s immensely hard to look up from an Instagram scroll when you need to, say, cross a four-lane freeway. That’s why the New South Wales state government is looking to trial…

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Australian Octopus village

By Business Insider Australia From Business Insider Researchers have found an ‘octopus village’ off Australia that reveals the creatures’ social side Business Insider Australia is the Australian edition of the world’s fastest-growing business news website, Business Insider. Octopuses, once thought…

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Loonie’s fall not affecting Cape Breton snowbirds

By Chris Shannon From Cape Breton Post Some people including centenarian Olive Tetford can’t wait to feel the Caribbean [Cayman Islands] heat SYDNEY — Olive Tetford smiles as she flips through old photos of her travels abroad. The centenarian —…

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Inhabitat’s Week in Green: solar hourglass, urban tornadoes and the world’s tallest garden

From engadget Each week our friends at Inhabitat recap the week’s most interesting green developments and clean tech news for us — it’s the Week in Green. Japan is the birthplace of high-speed rail, and it continues to be a…

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Bourbon glazed pork chops with fried eggs

From Serious Eats [Photograph: Sydney Oland] Any combination of pork and eggs makes for a satisfying brunch, but if you’re looking for something a little different, try this take on the classic combination. Lean pork chops are treated with a…

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Dale Begg-Smith, our [Australia’s] international man of mystery?

By Andrew Webster Chief Sports Writer, The Sydney Morning Herald Should Dale Begg-Smith win gold in the men’s moguls, will the nation back home stand in its slippers on Tuesday morning, with a lump in its throat as the national…

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Australia saw hottest year on record in 2013

From BBC In 2013 Sydney was hit by ‘the most destructive fires since at least 1968’ Australia experienced its hottest year on record in 2013, officials have said. Temperatures were 1.2C above the long term average, the warmest since records…

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The best and worst films of 2013

By Giles Hardie From the Sydney Morning Herald Giles Hardie is a movie buff and produces the weekly Pick of the Flicks video From The Sunday Morning Herald Gravity: Best film of the year? Sandra Bullock and George Clooney star…