November 17, 2019

Absolute moo-nit: Look at this really big cow

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BY CHLOE BRYAN From Mashable Friends, gather round. We’d like you to look at this really big cow (OK, steer) named Knickers, who is six feet, three inches tall and currently dwarfing his peers on a farm in Western Australia. Knickers, a seven-year-old Holstein Friesian, who was originally purchased to lead other cattle around, currently […]

Some people thought this meteor in Australia was a UFO

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BY MORGAN SUNG From Mashable A meteor seared over Australia on Tuesday night, lighting up the sky over Perth. According to the ABC, the local Department of Fire and Emergency Services received calls from “more than one concerned caller” who thought the meteor could be a UFO. The meteor’s fiery descent was captured on several […]

US firm begins final search for MH370 with underwater drones

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A United States-based seabed exploration firm finalized a deal to continue searching for the missing flight MH370 with the Malaysian government on Friday, according to Newsweek. It’s been almost three years since the Malaysian Airlines flight disappeared with 239 people on board while flying from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing in March 2014. There were massive […]

Dolphins prove they’re the coolest animals alive by hydroplaning on the shore

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BY SAMANTHA SCELZO From Mashable Just when you thought dolphins couldn’t get any smarter or cooler, they show up every other animal in the kingdom and hydroplane like the speed demons they are. In this video uploaded to Youtube by BBC Earth, dolphins in Western Australia hunt for fish by zooming along the shoreline in […]

Scientists are using satellites to spot whales from outer space

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BY ARIEL BOGLE from Mashable A humpback whale may be a huge creature to the human eye, but they’re still tough to spot from space. Until recently, the necessary high-resolution satellite technology wasn’t readily available, but researchers in Western Australia are beginning to use satellite imagery to check on the size of local populations. The […]

World’s oldest axe

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The ‘discovery’ of the world’s oldest ax reveals a major problem in this field By Peter Hiscock, The Conversation From Business Insider The discovery of evidence of the world’s oldest axe is reported by my colleagues and I in a paper published in Australian Archaeology this week. As often happens, this announcement was the result […]

Scientist: Caribbean whales speak with an accent, mon!

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By GEOFFREY GILLER/HAKAI MAGAZINE From Virgin Islands Free Press If you want to know where someone comes from, you might listen to how they speak. Their accent or use of particular words may give you clues to their provenance. As it turns out, the same is true for whales. In a new study, scientists show […]

Two people in Sydney diagnosed with Zika virus after arriving back from the Caribbean

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By AAP and RACHEL EDDIE and LUCY THACKRAY FOR DAILY MAIL AUSTRALIA Two Sydney residents diagnosed with mosquito-borne Zika virus The infection was detected on Friday, NSW Health confirmed on Tuesday They had recently returned from travels in the Caribbean Mosquitos capable of carrying Zika have also been found in Sydney Two Sydney locals have […]

Beehive Domes

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Beehive Domes in Purnululu National Park, Western Australia By Gary Arndt From Everything Everywhere Beehive Domes in Purnululu National Park, Western Australia Most visitors to Australia stick to the east coast of the country. While there are many great things to see in the east, I think some of the best attractions are actually in […]

Ebola: Why such Indifference to West Africa?

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By Sir Ronald Sanders From Caribbean360 BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Thursday October 9, 2014 – Is the global response to Ebola in West Africa indifference? Whatever it is, the response of governments has been abysmal with the single exception of Cuba whose government has sent medical assistance disproportionately large to its size and resources. While the US […]