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Memorable Facebook Name Isn't Real After All

As the Sydney Morning Herald puts it, Phuc Dat Bich "faked dat" name. The 23-year-old Australian who convinced the world that his awkward-sounding name had resulted in Facebook shutting down his account now says the whole thing was a hoax. He apparently spilled the beans after SBS News contacted him...

Apple Pay Is Now Live In Australia

Image credit – The Sydney Morning Herald Yesterday it was announced that Apple Pay would be expanding. Prior to this, Apple Pay was only limited to the US and the UK, but with yesterday’s announcement, it was revealed that Apple Pay will be making its way to Canada and Australia. Show More Summary

Warming fail: the craziest rising-seas scare yet

The Sydney Morning Herald should be embarrassed to run such a preposterous scare, which activists spoon-fed it:

CSIRO: Most Australians are now global warming sceptics

The Sydney Morning Herald misses the most astonishing finding of the CSIRO study to complain that Malcolm Turnbull leads a party of sceptics: …

Chairman Mal

Malcolm Turnbull impresses the Sydney Morning Herald’s Peter Hartcher by quoting a hero of the totalitarian…

Guy Pearce Splits From Wife Katie Mestitz After 18 Years Of Marriage

last monthNews : Huffington Post

Guy Pearce and wife Kate Mestitz have called it quits after 18 years of marriage.  The "Memento" actor released a statement to the Sydney Morning Herald on Tuesday, explaining that the pair decided to separate back in January but remain...Show More Summary

"Australia Is Not Like US"

"Australia is not like the U.S." said commentator Michael Pascoe in the Sydney Morning Herald in response to President Obama's remarks on the Umpqua Community College killings by a deranged killer, whose mother kept at least 7 guns at...Show More Summary

Mark Kenny praises under Turnbull what he didn’t notice under Abbott

Has any newspaper got Abbott haters as feral as the Sydney Morning Herald’s? I have written before how the SMH’s Mark Kenny would…

After Missing Drivers, Australian Authorities Go After UberX Cars

Officials in New South Wales, Australia are banning UberX cars from their roads for three months after failing to prosecute their drivers, the Sydney Morning Herald reported. Authorities charged 24 drivers with violating the state’s taxi laws, saying the UberX car-sharing service couldn’t properly monitor and vet its 4,000 drivers in Sydney. Show More Summary

Front page of the day: There’s water

2 months agoIndustries / Media : Media Wire

A sweeping and detailed image of Mars made front pages around the world on Tuesday after scientists from NASA reported that there’s water on the planet. Today’s front page comes from The Sydney (Australia) Morning Herald, which instead zoomed out on the red planet. Here’s a collection of fronts from the U.S. Show More Summary

Abortion by Phone? Yep, It's Now Being Offered

Women in one country will soon be getting abortions by phone, with no need to see a pharmacist or a doctor. Their only outside visits will be to medical clinics for ultrasounds and blood tests, the Sydney Morning Herald reports. The Tabbot Foundation in Australia is offering to assess women...

More Have Died From Selfies Than Shark Attacks Since 2013

It appears Darwin was on to something after all. In the most stunning statistic of the new narcissistic normal's sharing economy, The Sydney Morning Herald reports that, since 2013, deaths from shark attacks have been outnumbered by deaths while taking a selfie. Show More Summary

Australian boasts a bit too quickly

Some boasting going on: Exclusive. Peter Hartcher, The Sydney­ Morning Herald, Saturday: Abbott…

No, not soft on Liberal leaders generically

The Sydney Morning Herald misses the point about Leign Sales’ interview with Malcolm Turnbull last night: The ABC 7.30 host…

Farrelly’s world of decline

Either the Sydney Morning Herald no longer recognises tosh before it publishes the stuff, or its audience is in deep cultural decline. Still,…

Seal surfs on whale to cruise through feeding frenzy

When a pod of whales tucked into a feeding frenzy on the NSW south coast, an opportunistic fur seal wasted no time in... Posted by The Sydney Morning Herald - on Wednesday, September 16, 2015 A pod of whales was in heaven off the New South Wales coast in Australia. Show More Summary

Bizarre: Florida man busted in 9/11 memorial plot also posed as Australian ISIS supporter online

2 months agoNews : The Raw Story

The 20-year-old Florida man accused of trying to instigate a bombing at a 9/11 memorial in Kansas City has also been pretending to be an Islamic State sympathizer based out of Australia, the Sydney Morning Herald reported. Federal and Australian authorities said Joshua Ryne Goldberg went by the...

Cheap eats – Saigon Southland Hot Bake (Mawson)

3 months agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

The latest Sydney Morning Herald Good Food Guide was announced this week. And while it proves Canberra has no shortage of fine restaurants, I’d argue that we do cheap and cheerful pretty well too.  From bakeries to street food vendors, most Canberra shopping centres have heaps of inexpensive lunch options. I combined the two this week when I visited [...]

New studies promote Arctic cooling fears

Guest essay by Eric Worrall Two new studies have promoted concerns that anthropogenic global warming could cause abrupt cooling in the Northern Hemisphere – the “Day after Tomorrow” scenario. According to the Sydney Morning Herald; Two new studies are adding to concerns about one of the most troubling scenarios for future climate change: the possibility…

This Year (Thus Far) in Art Plagiarism

Richard Prince’s New Portrait exhibition at Gagosian. Photo credit: The Sydney Morning Herald With artists accusing other artists, companies, and even entire cities of plagiarizing their works, accusations of artistic plagiarism have felt like they were at an all-time high in 2015. Show More Summary

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