A bear in the US state of Arizona has emerged unscathed from quite the power trip when it became stuck high up a utility pole. Sulphur Springs Valley Electric Cooperative, a utility company based in the southern Arizona city of Willcox, was notified on Monday morning (local time) that a bear was… Click here to […]
Five people, including an 11-year-old girl, have been plucked from the ocean at Jurien Bay, hours after their yacht struck a reef and disintegrated. Three adults were rescued about two-and-a-half hours after an EPIRB strapped to the body of one of the women was activated, when their vessel struck… Click here to view the original […]
It’s one of the rarest plants on Earth – and seeing it in bloom is even rarer. Smelling it in bloom is rarer still. But this week, residents of San Francisco got a once-in-a-lifetime chance to get up close and funky with a blooming corpse flower. The beast of a plant takes seven to 10 […]
Governments around the world have had their hands in their pockets throughout the past 12 months, doling out cash to help their countries stay afloat. In Australia, we had JobKeeper, JobSeeker increases, a $1 billion COVID relief package, and targeted industry funding. Japan was no different. The Japanese government approved a $917 billion stimulus package […]
A photograph of US President Jo Biden and first lady Jill Biden has sparked a hilarious response on social media as users ask what is “off” about the image. The Bidens were snapped with former president Jimmy Carter and former first lady Rosalynn Carter while visiting the couple in Plains, Georgia on Tuesday. The Carter […]
A giant moth belonging to the heaviest species of its kind in the world has been discovered at a primary school in south-east Queensland. Builders at Mount Cotton State School discovered the giant wood moth on the building site of new classrooms at the school. The school’s principal, Meagan Steward, said it was an “amazing find”. […]
There was a time when holding a Guinness World Record made you somewhat of a superstar. Whether it was for longest breath held underwater (24 min 37.36 seconds, achieved by Budimir Šobat just over a month ago) or collecting the largest ball of human hair (a 75.7-kilogram mass, recorded by Henry Coffer in 2008), the […]
When the tree goanna makes its way back down onto land, that’s the time to go hunting, according to Wiradjuri Dreamtime astronomy. Long before the Babylonians and the Greeks and prior to both the Renaissance and Enlightenment periods, there was Indigenous astronomy. This makes the First Nations’ cultures of Australia the world’s oldest astronomers. Millenia before the
A kaleidoscope of colour has enveloped parts of north Queensland as the region revels in a butterfly boom. The explosion in numbers has caught the eye of scientists encouraged by the increase. It flies in the face of fears in recent years that the iconic Ulysses butterfly may be dying out. “One of the species we […]
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