Tim Heppell

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Google Maps Is Now Google Globe

Image: Google<p>Flat maps are <i>so</i> 7000 BC. With modern computers, we have the technology to render the world in its true form (ignoring conspiracies): a …

Google Maps

Severe Drought in Australia: Pictures

Wales

The face of Australia’s drought crisis

Drought

Drought through the eyes of a 16-year-old

When the rain stopped, 16-year-old Zara King began to document the destruction of her family's sheep and cattle farm in rural New South Wales.<p>Her …

Wales

'It means so much': Donated feed delivered to farmer who faced shooting 1200 sheep

A northeast NSW farmer, who said he was facing having to put down 1200 sheep due to the devastating drought, has received help from southern …

Forestry

ABC Brisbane on Twitter: "Welcome back to 1984 where petrol is 45c/L and there are attendants to pump the gas for you. Who remembers this?… "

New conversation<p>I just paid $1.77 a litre<p>1 reply 0 retweets 0 likes<p>End of conversation<p>New conversation<p>Replying to @<b>abcbrisbane</b> @<b>Qldaah</b><p>0 replies 1 …

Stunning photos show the beauty of the 19 new UNESCO World Heritage Sites around the globe

1/<p>1. Colombia's Chiribiquete national park is a new entrant. The site some of the most concentrated plant diversity in the Amazon and is famous for …

Making the modern world

Simon Winchester reveals how some of history’s greatest engineers helped create the industrial age<p>We are joined by bestselling historical author …

This POV video of the Monaco Grand Prix lap record will make you clench so hard you pull something

While we Americans are understandably focused on the Indy 500, it's not the only iconic, open-wheel insanity going down Memorial Day Weekend. A little over three hours before the 500 goes green, Europe's best and bougiest will gather in the yacht-and-casino capital of planet, Monaco, for the most …

Beersheba centenary: let's remember that story is not the same as history

After being a footnote in military history for decades, the charge of Beersheba has its big moment thanks to the politics of remembrance<p>I’d never heard of the charge of the Australian Light Horse at Beersheba.<p>It was three decades ago. I was a novice reporter at a throwaway newspaper in the outer …

Reckless dolphin totally body-slams unsuspecting paddleboarder

You never realize just how large dolphins are till one of them body-slams you.<p>Andrew Hill, an Australian paddleboarder, came face-to-face (er, …

She slapped a Nazi in the face and staged one of the most dramatic acts of wartime rebellion

Mala Zimetbaum was the first Jewish woman to escape Auschwitz and she refused to let the Nazis decide her fate<p>“I will die a heroine, but you will die …

World History

Dressed in excess: people put on all their clothes – in pictures

Canadian photographer Libby Oliver’s striking portrait series, <i>Soft Shells</i>, is a playful exploration of how people express themselves through clothes. It features individuals swathed in every item from their wardrobe, flashes of body parts only just visible. “Clothing is an immediate social cue,” …

A day in the life of an ancient Athenian - Robert Garland

Mapping pollution with mobile sensors

<b>Video:</b> Google Street View cars equipped with Aclima's environmental sensing platform measured black carbon, nitric oxide, and nitrogen dioxide.<p>Air …

Remix 3D

Rare photographs that changed lives

<b>Twenty-four photographs from the Lewis Hine archive have been auctioned in New York. The rare prints were from the collection of the late New York photographer Isador Sy Seidman.</b><p>American sociologist Hine was one of the most important documentary photographers of the 20th Century. Because the notion …

Auctions

The Wakanda Reader

Everything you wanted to know about Wakanda and urbanism, but were afraid to ask.<p>If you haven’t seen the Marvel superhero movie <i>Black Panther</i> yet, you must be at least a tiny bit mystified about all of the chatter and story-sharing happening on your timelines, particularly the ones about something …

Black Panther

Ancient Egypt 101

Social Educators' Association of Queensland - Civics and Citizenship

<b>This diagram was part of a presentation by QCAA at last year's SCEAA conference in Brisbane and was developed by one of our members, Caroline Hollis.</b> …

Civics | Welcome

Welcome<p>The Civics and Citizenship Education website contains resources, information, activities and links for teachers, students and parents involved …

Education

Australia Day in the age of anger: it's a fight with myself that I can't possibly win

I am Australian. There is no other place on earth from where I could come. I could only have been created here.<p>My DNA traces the very history of this …

Why do archive files on Britain’s colonial past keep going missing? | Siobhan Fenton

Around 1,000 files have disappeared while ‘on loan’ to the government. This sort of accident is happening too often for comfort<p>The National Archives are home to more than 11m documents, many of them covering the most disturbing periods of Britain’s colonial past. The uncomfortable truths revealed …

Heart-Wrenching Video Shows Starving Polar Bear on Iceless Land

Lack of sea ice is making it more difficult for polar bears to find food.<p>When photographer Paul Nicklen and filmmakers from conservation group Sea Legacy arrived on Somerset Island—near the larger Baffin Island—in the Canadian Arctic in late summer, they came across a heartbreaking sight: a …

Great Barrier Reef recovery hopes buoyed by resilient 'source reefs' - Science News - ABC News

Researchers have identified a series of robust reefs that may act as sources to replenish areas of the Great Barrier Reef (GBR) damaged by severe …

World War I Timeline: 1914, The War Begins

When war broke out in 1914, there was public and political support from within almost every belligerent nation. The Germans, who faced enemies to …

World History

9 Modern Homes Made Out of Shipping Containers

These shipping containers have left their itinerant lives as vessels that carried goods around the world, only to be reborn as structural and design elements of modern homes.<p>The beauty of using shipping containers in construction projects may not be immediately obvious to the untrained eye, but …

How our lives could be about to change

The global population is tipped to surge 24 per cent by 2050, from 7.5 billion to 9.8 billion.<p>According to IKEA’S latest sustainability report, <i>People</i> …

Africa: The Urbanization of Malnutrition

An overview of Mathare slum, Nairobi, Kenya.<p>New Delhi, India — Rapid urbanization is increasingly shifting the impacts of malnutrition from rural to …

Geography