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Baby seal is very happy to be rescued from fishing net

When surfers on Manyana Beach in New South Wales, Australia, encountered a distraught baby seal tangled in a fishing net and caught amongst some branches, the Aussies quickly moved him onto the beach and used a knife to free him. As soon as he and the net were no longer one, the adorable seal ran and barked his way towards the ocean. Show More Summary

The Strange Elephant Humanoids of Australia

Australia surely has its share of uniquely evolved, strange creatures. Yet what it isn’t usually known for is its bipedal, elephant-like humanoid beasts. Starting from the late 1960s, one area of New South Wales was plagued with a series of sightings of something wholly unlike anything else...

Chinese investment: Stay calm and ignore the defence hawks

The lights are still on in Manila. That must come as quite a surprise to defence hawks who like to beat the drum that the sale of New South Wales electricity distributor Ausgrid to a Chinese company could compromise our national security...Show More Summary

Australia's Cyber-Security Scientists Think The US Presidential Hack Is A New Step In 'Internet Terror'

The Australian Centre for Cyber Security at the University of New South Wales Canberra has flagged the cyber-attack on the U.S. Presidential election as a major escalation in “internet terror” directed at the liberal democracies by non-state actors, and possibly by states themselves. More »      

The Bourbon Burger

2 days agoHumor / odd : Neatorama

(Photo: Chicken & Sons) Chicken & Sons, a restaurant in Chatsworth, New South Wales, Australia, now offers the perfect breakfast burger. Their $22 Bourbon Burger has bourbon-glazed bacon, bourbon-based barbecue sauce, and a whole shot of bourbon in a cup cut into the bun. Show More Summary

Essential Research state polling

Quarterly state polling finds the Coaltion's lead narrowing in New South Wales, Labor taking the lead in Western Australia, and the Nick Xenophon Team on the rise in South Australia. The post Essential Research state polling appeared first on The Poll Bludger.

Australian Children in the 1930s – Lovely Vintage Photos Captured Everyday Life of Kids in New South Wales 80 Years Ago

These are lovely vintage photos capturing everyday life of Australian children in New South Wales during the 1930s. See more »

NSW govt cracks down on P-platers:: phone use banned for P1 and P2 drivers

4 days agoVehicles / Cars : Car Advice

A spike in fatal road accidents this year has prompted the New South Wales government to introduce several changes to the Graduated Licensing Scheme for learner, P1 and P2 drivers. Described as an effort to better prepare young drivers...Show More Summary

Police chief warns against violent video games that reward rape and murder

NSW police commissioner Andrew Scipione expresses concern about potential effects on children, saying in real life ‘game over is game over’ New South Wales’ top police officer has warned against the society-wide impact of violence in video games, saying that in real life “game over is game over”. Show More Summary

Man Whips Out His Snake on Australian Train, Frightens Passengers

Police in the Australian state of New South Wales were called after a man started showing everyone his pet snake, which he was taking for a ride on a train.

Why are scientists drawing eyes on cows' asses?

last weekHumor / odd : Boing Boing

In Botswana, conservation scientists from the University of New South Wales are painting eyes on the rear ends of cattle in an effort to deter lions from eating them. As the lions' protected habitats shrink, they move closer to human settlements. Show More Summary

Scientists Draw Eyes On Cow Butts To Scare Away Lions

Zoologists from the University of New South Wales in Australia are drawing comically large eyes on the butts of course for, you know, science. The cartoon butt eyes are part of larger efforts by a group of international conservationists to protect lion populations throughout Africa. According to...

Emily Duggan wins Hyundai endurance race

last weekVehicles / Cars : Car Advice

Up and coming Australian racing personality – and friend of CarAdvice – Emily Duggan, has won the weekend’s Series X3 New South Wales endurance race event at Wakefield Park. After recording the fastest-ever lap time for a Hyundai Excel X3 race car around the 2.2-kilometre Wakefield Park circuit during Saturday practice, Duggan – in her […]

Manchester United: Jose Mourinho ‘Could Swoop For Liverpool Star’

Of all the transfer moves Jose Mourinho could pull off this summer in his new role as Manchester United manager, this one might cause the most rancor. According to the South Wales Evening Post, Liverpool midfielder Joe Allen is on Mourinho’s...Show More Summary

Australia's E-Waste Problem Is Getting Worse

Australia’s management of electronic waste is poorly implemented, lags behind international best practice, and is based on outdated recycling targets. Scientists at University of New South Wales (UNSW) have reviewed Australia’s e-waste laws, comparing them to those of two international leaders in the field of e-waste recycling: Japan and Switzerland. Show More Summary

Pokemon Go Directly To Jail if you hunt here, says Oz Justice Dept

Reminds hunters of fines and jail terms for using recording devices in court houses The Department of Justice in the Australian State of New South Wales has warned Pokemon hunters that if they hunt for digital critters inside courthouses they may find their next trip is to an actual jail.…

Scientists Draw Eyes on Cow Butts to Protect Them from Lions

2 weeks agoHumor / odd : Neatorama

(Photo: Ben Yexly/UNSW) Conservationists at the University of New South Wales want cattle farmers in Botswana to be able to live side-by-side with wild lions. That's hard because the lions prey on the farmers' cattle. So the scientists proposed a form of psychological warfare: painting eyes on the cows' butts. Show More Summary

‘Fractured Families’ by Tanya Evans

Tanya Evans Fractured Families: Life on the Margins of Colonial New South Wales, 2015, 252 p & notes When I picture a ‘Benevolent Asylum’, I have a mental picture of  greyness, thick walls, lancet windows and forbidding ecclesiastical air. It … Continue reading ?

NRMA proposes driver education for speeding drivers

2 weeks agoVehicles / Cars : Car Advice

The NRMA has called for the New South Wales Government to introduce alternatives such as driver training courses for low level speeding offences. With a year-to-date road toll of 208 for 2016, NSW has already seen a 25 per cent spike in road deaths compared to the same period last year. Kyle Loades, president of the […]

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